Title:
Ethnicity
Authors:
Yinger, J. Milton
Abstract:
The near universality of multiethnicity in contemporary states, the persistence—culturally and structurally—of the ethnic factor, contradicting modernization and Marxist theories, and the strong public interest in ethnic phenomena have stimulated a great deal of research in sociology and other social sciences. This review examines the wide diversity of definitions and interpretations in that research. The demography of ethnic groups, the sources of ethnic survival and revival (primordial attachments, political and economic interests, and estrangement from the larger society), and the major themes in the literature on ethnicity are examined. Three themes are emphasized: 1) the relationship of ethnicity to social stratification and discrimination-in particular with reference to internal colonialism, split labor markets, and resource mobilization; 2) ethnicity as culture, illustrated by reference to studies of family and religion; and 3) the connections between ethnicity and politics in developing states, in developed states, and in the armed forces and police of many societies.
Citation:
Yinger, J. Milton. 1985. "Ethnicity." Annual Review of Sociology 11: 151-80.
Publisher:
Annual Reviews
DATE ISSUED:
1985-08
Department:
Sociology
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1146/annurev.so.11.080185.001055
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/310002

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dc.contributor.authorYinger, J. Miltonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:23:02Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:23:02Z-
dc.date.issued1985-08en
dc.identifier.citationYinger, J. Milton. 1985. "Ethnicity." Annual Review of Sociology 11: 151-80.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0360-0572en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/310002-
dc.description.abstractThe near universality of multiethnicity in contemporary states, the persistence—culturally and structurally—of the ethnic factor, contradicting modernization and Marxist theories, and the strong public interest in ethnic phenomena have stimulated a great deal of research in sociology and other social sciences. This review examines the wide diversity of definitions and interpretations in that research. The demography of ethnic groups, the sources of ethnic survival and revival (primordial attachments, political and economic interests, and estrangement from the larger society), and the major themes in the literature on ethnicity are examined. Three themes are emphasized: 1) the relationship of ethnicity to social stratification and discrimination-in particular with reference to internal colonialism, split labor markets, and resource mobilization; 2) ethnicity as culture, illustrated by reference to studies of family and religion; and 3) the connections between ethnicity and politics in developing states, in developed states, and in the armed forces and police of many societies.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAnnual Reviewsen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1146/annurev.so.11.080185.001055-
dc.subject.departmentSociologyen_US
dc.titleEthnicityen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalAnnual Review of Sociologyen_US
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