Bibliography for theories of ethnicity (March 1995)
[Ruth Reichmann <REICHMAN@UCS.INDIANA.EDU>`writes:]
I very much like: Anya Peterson Royce, Ethnic Identity: Strategies of Diversity, Indiana University Press, Bloomington 1982. ISBN 0-253-31035-0
[Alina Oh <alinaoh@MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU> writes to second Rodney Hall's mention of Smith's *Ethnic Revival,* and his suggestion of a bibliographic compilation:]
>>>[Rodney Bruce Hall <rhall@POGO.DEN.MMC.COM> wrote on March 9:]
I would say Anthony D. Smith's _The Ethnic Revival_, Cambridge, 1981 would be a must.
Rodney Bruce Hall
[Giuseppe Sciortino <sciorti@ITC.IT> continues building an H-Ethnic bibliography on theories of ethnicity with this very helpful contribution. JB]
In such a bibliography, I would not forgot - at least as far as sociology is concerned - the action theory tradition, recently revived in the so-called neofunctionalist school. Although not precisely trendy, they are important both as a point of reference for contemporary criticism and a food-for-thought about topic such as multiculturalism, symbolicy ethnicity, pluralism, ethnic identity.
Here are some of my favourites:
Alexander J. C., 1980, Core solidarity, ethnic outgroup and social
differentiation: a multidimensional model of inclusion in modern societies,
in J. Dofny e A. Akiwowo (eds.), National and ethnic movements, Sage,
London, 1980, pp.5-28.
Baum R. C., 1975, The System of Solidarities, "Indian Journal of Social Research", vol. 16, n.1-2, pp. 306-353. Eisenstadt S. N., 1985, Systemic Qualities and Boundaries of Societies: Some Theoretical Considerations, in Alexander J.C. (ed.), Neofunctionalism, Sage, Beverly Hills, pp. 99-112.
Gould M., 1992, The New Racism in United States Society, in P. Colomy (eds.), 1992, The Dynamics of Social Systems, SAGE, Beverly Hills, pp.154-173.
Lechner F.J., 1985, Modernity and its Discontents, in Alexander J.C. (a cura di) Neofunctionalism, Sage, Beverly Hills. Mayhew L., 1968a, Ascription in Modern Society, "SI", vol. 38, n.2, pp. 105-20. Mayhew L., 1968c, Law and Equal Opportunity, Harvard UP, Cambridge MA. Parsons T., 1966, Full citizenship for the Negro American?, in K. Clark, T. Parsons (eds.), The Negro American, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, pp. 709-754. Parsons T., 1968, The problem of Polarization on the Axis of Color, inJ. H. Franklin (eds), Color and Race, Houghton Mifflin C., Boston, pp. 349-369. Parsons T., 1975, Some theoretical considerations on the Nature and Trends of Change of Ethnicity, in N. Glazer, D. P. Moynihan (eds), Ethnicity: Theory and Experience, Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA, pp. 53-83. (some previously unpublished sections of this essays have been restored - in English - in T. Parsons, 1994, Comunita societaria e pluralismo, FrancoAngeli, Milan).
Prager J.,1987, American Political Culture and the Shifting Meaning of Race, "Ethnic and Racial Studies", vol.10, n.1, pp. 62-81. Sciortino G. (egoboost :-) ), 1994, La sociologia delle relazioni etniche tra primordialismo ed etnicita', "La Ricerca Sociale", n. 47, PP. 58-98 Works E., 1967, The Pattern Variables as a Framework for the Study of Negro-White Relations, "The Pacific Sociological Review", vol. 10, n. 1, pp. 25-33.
I would also suggest to cover the rational choice approach to ethnic relations, a perspective that is producing a lot of innovative works in recent years.
Here are some of my favourites:
Banton M., 1983, Racial and Ethnic Competition, Cambridge UP, Cambridge U.K. Becker G., 1957, The Economics of Discrimination, University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
Hechter M., 1978, Group Formation and the Cultural Division of Labour, "AJS", vol. 84, n. 2, pp. 293-318.
Hechter M., 1986, Rational Choice Theory and the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations, in J. Rex, D. Mason (a cura di), Theories of Race and Ethnic Relations, Cambridge UP, Cambridge UK, pp. 264-279. Hecter M., 1987, Nationalism as Group solidarity, "ERS". vol. 10, n. 4, 415-426. Shelling T. C., 1972, Discrimination without Prejudice: Some Innocuous models, Harvard University, J. F. Kennedy School of Government, Discussion Paper n. 8.
Shelling T. C., 1978, Micromotives and Macrobehavior, Norton, Toronto. Sowell T., 1981, Markets and Minorities, Basil Blackell, Oxford.
I subscribe the suggestion to make such an interesting bibliography available in the net. Hoping the references are useful,
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