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ISBN13: 9789041112132
ISBN: 9041112138
Published: June 1999
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Hardback
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This book critiques the concepts of cultural functionalism and biologized ethnicity. The chapters examine ethnicities in conflict across Europe, and have been selected on the grounds that they not only provide a rich ethnographic account of overt ethnic conflict or racial violence, but also relate these local situations to wider processes. The contributors do not put forward a single homogeneous point of view, but they all assume perspectives that are opposed to the prevalent simplistic primordialism of most media coverage and political analysis. Most of the contributors are anthropologists and have presented drafts of their chapters at a series of meetings organized by a network called the Forum Against Violence. Many of the articles have appeared previously in the International Journal on Minority and Group Rights (Volume 4). This book should be of interest to academics and practitioners in the fields of human rights, anthropology and related topics.

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Introduction; T. Allen, J. Eade.
1. Understanding Ethnicity; T. Allen, J. Eade.
2. Ethnicity, Xenophobia and the Boundaries of Europe; C. Shore.
3. Typology of Aggressiveness and National Violence in the Former USSR; L. Abrahamian.
4. Between Rancour and Cooperation: Ethnic Conflict in Slovakia; J. Podoba.
5. Conflict or Harmony? Poles and Jews in a Small Galician Town; R. Lehmann.
6. Pyla: A Mixed Borderline Village under UN Supervision in Cyprus; Y. Papadakis.
7. Collective Rights and Perceived Inequality: The Case of Ethiopian Jews in Israel; S. Weil.
8. Ethnic Conflict within a Fractured Belgian Bi-National. The Case of the Trouble in Brussels (May 1991); M. Martiniello.
9. Patterns of Ethnic Violence in a Frankfurt Streetgang; H. Tertilt.
10. The Right to March: Parading a Loyal Protestant Identity in Northern Ireland; D. Bryan.
11. Interpreting Teenage Inter-Ethnic Violence; R. Harris.
12. 'Race', Violence and Representation: The British Media and Jamaican Yardies -- A Geographical Analysis; T. Skelton.
13. Signs of the Times? Violence, Graffiti and Racism in the English Suburbs; L. Back, A. Nayak.
14. Interpreting Racist Violence in France; C. Lloyd.
15. A Deadly Linguistics? Tales from the Celtic Fringe; M. McDonald. Index.