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By Patrick Simon,Victor Piché

By the tip of the twentieth century, the ethnic query had resurfaced in public debate. each state were plagued by what's generally called cultural pluralism, because of conflicts interpreted from an ethnic point of view, for example, within the Balkans and critical Africa; nationalist struggles, reminiscent of the Basque nation, Quebec and Belgium; and calls for for attractiveness and political illustration by way of new ethnic minorities.

This resurgence or extension of the salience of ethnicity in many of the societies around the globe can now be discovered not just in public discourse, coverage making, clinical literature and renowned illustration, but additionally within the pivotal realm of records. This quantity explores the ethnic and racial category in legitimate information as a mirrored image of the representations of inhabitants, and as an interpretation of social dynamics via a distinct lens. Spanning all continents, a variety of foreign authors speak about how ethnic and racial classifications are equipped, their (lack of) accuracy and their contribution to the illustration of ethnic and racial range of multicultural societies.

This ebook used to be initially released as a unique factor of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

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