Chapter 1. Ethnos: descent and culture communities.
Chapter 2. Multiple Discourses of Ethnicity: differences by country and region.
Chapter 3. The Demise of Race: the emergence of 'ethnic'.
Chapter 4. The Primordialism Debate.
Chapter 5. How Real are Groups? Political ethnicity, symbolic ethnicity, competition theory.
Chapter 6. Migration and Ethnicity.
Chapter 7. Social Conditions of Ethnicity: global economy and precarious states.
Chapter 8. Ethnic Majorities and Nationalism in Europe: globalization and right wing movements.
Chapter 9. Ethnicity and the Modern World: general conclusions.
—Roger Waldinger, University of California
"This new edition of Steve Fenton's Ethnicity updates what was in any case one of most acute studies of the relation between ethnicity and other factors such as class. In the New Edition these issues are looked at in a wider context geographically including Latin America and Asia, while also bringing them up to date in the light of contemporary politics, new statistical material and recent theoretical debates."
—John Rex, University of Warwick
"This new edition, even more than the original, is an exceptionally useful teaching tool. It is comprehensive, comprehensible, and concise, the three attributes we all look for when assigning books to our students. While it can serve well for undergraduates being introduced to the analysis of ethnicity, it is also a very good review of the scholarly work in this area so that advanced graduate students would do well to read it."
—Daniel Chirot, University of Washington
- A concise and accessible introduction to the concept and history of ethnicity.
- Draws on a wide range of theorists and illustrations from around the world to explore and clarify the core meanings and shifting ground of this concept.
- Raises questions about the supposed centrality of ethnic difference: Does it matter? When does it matter? Is it as important as some have assumed?
- Explains what aspects of modern life lend themselves to the strengthening of identities along racial and ethnic lines.