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Strategies and Means

Andreas Wimmer

in Ethnic Boundary Making: Institutions, Power, Networks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199927371
eISBN:
9780199980536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927371.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Social Theory

This chapter offers a new taxonomy of how actors draw ethnic boundaries and how they can attempt to make them relevant. It distinguishes between five main strategies of boundary making: to redraw a ... More


Conflict and Consensus

Andreas Wimmer

in Ethnic Boundary Making: Institutions, Power, Networks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199927371
eISBN:
9780199980536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927371.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Social Theory

Primordialist and constructivist authors have debated the nature of ethnicity “as such” and therefore failed to explain why its characteristics vary so dramatically across cases, displaying different ... More


Ethnic Boundary Making: Institutions, Power, Networks

Andreas Wimmer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199927371
eISBN:
9780199980536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927371.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Social Theory

The book introduces a new theory that overcomes essentializing approaches to ethnicity all the while avoiding the pitfalls of excessive constructivism. It suggests understanding ethnic/racial ... More


Introduction

Andreas Wimmer

in Ethnic Boundary Making: Institutions, Power, Networks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199927371
eISBN:
9780199980536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927371.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Social Theory

This introductory chapter gives a short and succinct summary of the main propositions of the boundary making approach advanced in this book and outlines its intellectual genealogy that includes the ... More


Herder’s Heritage

Andreas Wimmer

in Ethnic Boundary Making: Institutions, Power, Networks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199927371
eISBN:
9780199980536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927371.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Social Theory

Major paradigms in immigration research, including assimilation theory, multi-culturalism, and ethnic studies, take it for granted that dividing society into ethnic groups is analytically and ... More


Categorization Struggles

Andreas Wimmer

in Ethnic Boundary Making: Institutions, Power, Networks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199927371
eISBN:
9780199980536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927371.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Social Theory

Does ethnicity determine the formation of groups in immigrant societies? Multiculturalism and radical constructivism give opposing answers to this question. This chapter provides an empirical ... More


Conclusions

Andreas Wimmer

in Ethnic Boundary Making: Institutions, Power, Networks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199927371
eISBN:
9780199980536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927371.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Social Theory

This final chapter summarizes the major propositions and findings of the book. It reviews the units and strategies of analysis employed throughout the empirical chapters (non-ethnic units; ... More


Reinventing Dirty Work: Immigrant Women in Nursing Homes

Lucy T. Fisher and Miliann Kang

in Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037573
eISBN:
9780252094828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037573.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines how immigrant women accommodate themselves to the various demands of low-wage, low-status service jobs by engaging in “boundary making,” processes that circumscribe and redefine ... More


Borders and Boundaries

Janina M. Safran

in Defining Boundaries in al-Andalus: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451836
eISBN:
9780801468018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451836.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter turns to the subject of boundary making and political authority in the context of jihad and the borderlands. Combining political and legal history, it explores how the presence of a ... More


Organization

Aysegul Aydin and Cem Emrence

in Zones of Rebellion: Kurdish Insurgents and the Turkish State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453540
eISBN:
9780801456206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453540.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the Turkish state's organizational response to the insurgency of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). It begins with an overview of Turkey's creation of special regions to combat ... More


The Structuring of Umayyad Rule

Janina M. Safran

in Defining Boundaries in al-Andalus: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451836
eISBN:
9780801468018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451836.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter presents an overview of the establishment of Umayyad authority in al-Andalus during the ninth and tenth centuries. It examines how political identity is expressed in religious terms and ... More


Agency organizes violence: Raced and gendered boundary-making practices for (non)human and discursive force

Kate Lockwood Harris

in Beyond the Rapist: Title IX and Sexual Violence on US Campuses

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190876920
eISBN:
9780190876968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876920.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

As part of a material turn, organizational scholars increasingly pay attention to nonhuman agents, the things and stuff of organizing. These nonhuman agents are often discussed without consideration ... More


Building Boundaries: Land Allocation and Population Registration

Shuang Chen

in State-Sponsored Inequality: The Banner System and Social Stratification in Northeast China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799034
eISBN:
9781503601635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799034.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the ways the state built new boundaries among immigrants. It analyzes the four population categories recorded on state household registers—metropolitan, rural, and floating ... More


Contested Frontiers: Territory and Power in Euclides da Cunha’s Amazonian Texts

Cinthya Torres

in Intimate Frontiers: A Literary Geography of the Amazon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786941831
eISBN:
9781789623598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941831.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This essay explores the political and discursive mechanisms Brazilian writer Da Cunha employs to build a historical past for Brazil in the Amazon, while simultaneously discrediting Bolivia and Peru’s ... More


Border Crossings: The Coloured Rain Controversy

Shiju Sam Varughese

in Contested Knowledge: Science, Media, and Democracy in Kerala

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199469123
eISBN:
9780199087433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199469123.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

When the phenomenon of coloured rain struck Kerala in 2001, the ambivalences and contradictions in the explanation provided by the researchers from the Centre for Earth Science Studies raised public ... More


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