Re: ethnicity

Maddog (Christopher.Morgan@JCU.EDU.AU)
Sat, 16 Sep 1995 13:15:02 +1000

Hi all,

>Rob Prince asks about anthro sources on ethnicity. Most good recent stuff
>is in the poli anth subfield, dealing with how ethnicity is negotiated
>and manipulated. A good start is Abner Cohen's work on "retribalization"
>also called ethnogenesis. Unfortunately, a lot of that work has
>not filtered out into the larger fields where folks still assume that
>"tribal" differences have always existed rather than being created to meet
>contemporary political needs.

You might also look at Geertz (1973) ch.10, or Barth (1970), for
starters... although hardly recent.

Bow Wow,