Re: foundations of the nations

thomas w kavanagh (tkavanag@INDIANA.EDU)
Mon, 12 Aug 1996 23:06:48 -0500

Hi John.
It will take a bit of time to fully respond, but "ethnies" is a neologism
without merit. The precedent term, for what its worth, is from the Soviet
ethnograhic literature: "ethnos" and "ethnoses."

See Bromley, Yuri
1983 Ethic Processes. Moscow: Social Sciences Today
1984 Theortetical Ethnography. Moscow: General Editorial Board for
Foreign Publications
1987-88 Ethnic Processes in the USSR [original Russian text 1983]. Soviet
Anthropology and Archaeology. [winter]