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Introduction

Amit Ahuja

in Mobilizing the Marginalized: Ethnic Parties without Ethnic Movements

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190916428
eISBN:
9780190916466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916428.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Dalits, the world’s largest marginalized group, have mobilized socially and electorally. This chapter introduces the puzzle of Dalit mobilization in India. It defines the three research questions ... More


Making an American Festival: Chinese New Year in San Francisco's Chinatown

Chiou-ling Yeh

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253506
eISBN:
9780520942431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253506.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This history of the largest annual Chinese celebration in the United States—the Chinese New Year Festival and beauty pageant in San Francisco—opens a new window onto the evolution of one Chinese ... More


A Theory of Ethnic Cleavages, Group Mobilization, and Conflict in Multiethnic States

Manuel Vogt

in Mobilization and Conflict in Multiethnic States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190065874
eISBN:
9780190065904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065874.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues that the consequences of ethnic group mobilization depend on countries’ ethnic cleavage types. It introduces two ideal types of multiethnic societies: segmented unranked and ... More


Introduction

Manuel Vogt

in Mobilization and Conflict in Multiethnic States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190065874
eISBN:
9780190065904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065874.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter introduces the puzzle that the book seeks to explain. Ethnic movements—that is, organized political campaigns by groups whose collective identity is defined by language, religion, or ... More


Conclusion

Daniel G. Williams

in Ethnicity and Cultural Authority: From Arnold to Du Bois

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622054
eISBN:
9780748651993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622054.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This concluding chapter reviews the discussions of the previous chapters, looking at the conservationist ethnic movements that challenged the idea of common national cultures in the United States and ... More


Inside Ethnic Movements: Ethnic Organizations as Catalysts of Competition or Emancipation

Manuel Vogt

in Mobilization and Conflict in Multiethnic States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190065874
eISBN:
9780190065904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065874.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter looks inside ethnic movements to shed light on the role of ethnic organizations as agents of collective action. It theorizes the three causal mechanisms through which ethnic ... More


Seven Literacy, Orality, and Ritual Practice In Highland Colombia

Jonathan Boyarin

in The Ethnography of Reading

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079557
eISBN:
9780520913431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079557.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

In the native highland community of Cumbal, Colombia, leaders of the ethnic-rights movement use oral and written evidence in their construction of a communal history that is incorporated into their ... More


Mobilization and Conflict in Multiethnic States

Manuel Vogt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190065874
eISBN:
9780190065904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065874.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Why are ethnic movements more likely to turn violent in some multiethnic countries than in others? Focusing on the long-term legacies of European colonialism, this book presents two ideal-typical ... More


Whose Culture Should Be Taught?

Charles Fowler

in Strong Arts, Strong Schools: The Promising Potential and Shortsighted Disregard of the Arts in American Schooling

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148336
eISBN:
9780199849154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148336.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter discusses whose culture and arts should be taught. In 1977 the Rockefeller panel report Coming to Our Senses: The Significance of the Arts for American Education defined American culture ... More


Religion on the Move: Mapping Global Cultural Production and Consumption

Peggy Levitt

in Religion on the Edge: De-centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199938629
eISBN:
9780199980758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938629.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Many studies assert that aspects of religious life are “on the move” and that some kind of encounter—be it hybridization, syncretization, convergence, or transculturization—takes place. Others ... More


“All Flags Look Alike to Us”: Immigrant Anarchists in San Francisco

Kenyon Zimmer

in Immigrants against the State: Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039386
eISBN:
9780252097430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039386.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter argues that anarchism was strongest among San Francisco's Italians, but the city's diversity, mixed neighborhoods, and the Italian community's small size relative to the total population ... More


Can Al-Shabaab Deliver?: Reality and Rhetoric in the Struggle for Power

Richard Barrett

in War and Peace in Somalia: National Grievances, Local Conflict and Al-Shabaab

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190947910
eISBN:
9780190055929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947910.003.0032
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter considers the origins of Al-Shabaab and the gap between its rhetoric and practice. Despite its globalist agenda, reinforced by its allegiance to Al-Qaida, Al-Shabaab is at its core an ... More


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