Ethnicity and Nationalism in Africa: Constructivist by Paris Yeros (eds.)

By Paris Yeros (eds.)

Ethnicity and Nationalism in Africa incorporates a sequence of 'constructivist' contributions by means of major students within the box of ethnicity and nationalism, and explores the diversities between those that have become often called 'constructivists'. The individuals replicate upon ongoing methodological debates in ethnography, historiography, and political conception. They reveal the variety of strategies and strategies inside of constructivism, and investigate the political implications of the recommendations themselves. the talk among them is inter-disciplinary, serious and cutting edge, and may be of worth to a person drawn to the research of ethnicity and nationalism.

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This division is discussed by sociologists Benjamin B. Ringer and Elinor R. Lawless as 'The 'We-They' Character of Race and Ethnicity', in Benjamin B. Ringer and Elinor R. Lawless, Race-Ethnicity and Society (London and New York, NY: Routledge, 1989), pp. 1-27. Anthropological discussions include Chapman, McDonald, and Tonkin, op. , in note 4, pp. 12-20, as well as Eriksen, op. , in note 8, pp. 18-35, and Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Us and Them in Modern Societies (Oslo: Scandanavian University Press, 1992).

I. ), The Rising Tide of Cultural Pluralism: The Nation-State at Bay? (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1993), pp. 7-8. 2. ), Political Development and the New Realism in Sub-Saharan Africa (Charlottesville, VA, and London: University Press of Virginia, 1994), p. 81. For two earlier arguments along these lines see Anthony D. Smith, The Ethnic Revival (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981), and Crawford Young, The Politics of Cultural Pluralism (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1976).

123-33. 52. Carole Buchanan, 'Perceptions of Ethnic Interaction in the East African Interior: The Kitara Complex', International Journal of African Historical Studies (Vol. 3, 1978), pp. 410-28. 53. Catharine Newbury, 'Ethnicity in Rwanda: The Case of Kinyaga', Africa (Vol. 1, 1978), pp. 17-29. The (Re)Construction of Ethnicity in Africa 41 54. John lIiffe, The Creation of Tribes', A Modern History of Tanganyika (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979), pp. 318-41, and Terence Ranger, 'European Attitudes and African Realities: The Rise and FaIJ of the Matola Chiefs of South-East Tanzania', Journal ofAfrican History (Vol.

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