The Politics of Identity and Difference

Author: Jane K. Cowan

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745315898

Category: History

Page: 166

View: 9226


Shows how transnational corporations use lobby groups to shape EU policy. New updated edition

Central and South-Eastern Europe 2003

Author: Imogen Bell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781857431360

Category: Political Science

Page: 787

View: 3338


An in-depth survey of the region presenting the latest economic and political developments. It includes expert comment on issues of regional importance, up-to-date statistics, a directory of institutes and companies and political profiles.

The Risk of War

Everyday Sociality in the Republic of Macedonia

Author: Vasiliki P. Neofotistos

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812206568

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 9317


The Risk of War focuses on practices and performances of everyday life across ethnonational borders during the six-month armed conflict in 2001 between Macedonian government forces and the Albanian National Liberation Army (NLA)—a conflict initiated by the NLA with the proclaimed purpose of securing greater rights for the Albanian community in Macedonia and terminated by the internationally brokered Ohrid Framework Agreement. Anthropologist Vasiliki P. Neofotistos provides an ethnographic account of the ways middle- and working-class Albanian and Macedonian noncombatants in Macedonia's capital city, Skopje, went about their daily lives during the conflict, when fear and uncertainty regarding their existence and the viability of the state were intense and widespread. Neofotistos finds that, rather than passively observing the international community's efforts to manage the political crisis, members of the Macedonian and Albanian communities responded with resilience and wit to disruptive and threatening changes in social structure, intensely negotiated relationships of power, and promoted indeterminacy on the level of the everyday as a sense of impending war enfolded the capital. More broadly, The Risk of War helps us better understand how postindependence Macedonia has managed to escape civil bloodshed despite high political volatility, acute ethno-nationalist rivalries, and unrelenting external pressures exerted by neighboring countries.

Ethnic Identity

Problems and Prospects for the Twenty-first Century

Author: Lola Romanucci-Ross,George A. De Vos,Takeyuki Tsuda

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759109735

Category: Social Science

Page: 417

View: 1570


In this thought-provoking reader of mostly new chapters, an international group of scholars link ethnicity to language, nationalism, localism, religion, and other issues in various crucial areas around the globe. Ethnic identities are examined in countries around the globe, including Africa, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Macedonia, the Netherlands, the U.S., Thailand, and the former Yugoslavia. The fourth edition of Ethnic Identity is an excellent teaching tool for courses in race and ethnic relations, and anthropology and ethnic studies.

What Anthropologists Do

Author: Veronica Strang

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847885462

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 6355


What is Anthropology? Why should you study it? What will you learn? And what can you do with it? What Anthropologists Do answers all these questions. And more. Anthropology is an astonishingly diverse and engaged subject that seeks to understand human social behaviour. What Anthropologists Do presents a lively introduction to the ways in which anthropologys unique research methods and cutting-edge thinking contribute to a very wide range of fields: environmental issues, aid and development, advocacy, human rights, social policy, the creative arts, museums, health, education, crime, communications technology, design, marketing, and business. In short, a training in Anthropology provides highly transferable skills of investigation and analysis. The book will be ideal for any readers who want to know what Anthropology is all about and especially for students coming to the study of Anthropology for the first time.

Culture and Rights

Anthropological Perspectives

Author: Jane K. Cowan,Marie-B鈋n鈋dicte·Dembour

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521797351

Category: Law

Page: 258

View: 6194


Part I: Setting universal rights

Waiting for Macedonia

Identity in a Changing World

Author: Ilká Thiessen

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781551117195

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 6775


"Thiessen crafts a fine ethnography of a changing society after the fall of socialism and independent nationhood." - Anastasia Karakasidou, Wellesley College

Collective Memory, National Identity, and Ethnic Conflict

Greece, Bulgaria, and the Macedonian Question

Author: Victor Roudometof

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275976484

Category: History

Page: 265

View: 8362


Roudometof analyzes rival national claims over Macedonia. He examines the symbolic struggle among Greeks, Bulgarians, and Macedonians, as well as the struggle of Albanians for self-determination in Kosovo and western Macedonia, and he deconstructs the national narratives of competing sides and provides an alternative interpretation of Macedonian nation formation.