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Author Comaroff, John L., 1945-

Title Ethnicity, Inc. / John L. Comaroff and Jean Comaroff.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  305.8 C73e 2009    ---  Available
Description 234 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Series Chicago studies in practices of meaning
Chicago studies in practices of meaning.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "John and Jean Comaroff have compressed a great many scintillating ideas into this book-length essay on ethnicity and its current transmutations. Drawing on examples from across the globe, they offer a powerful new hypothesis about why ethnicity refuses to succumb to modernization, and indeed how law, neoliberal markets, and new forms of possessive nominalism make ethnicity a critical element of the social logic of commodification. Their insights have the potential to spark new debates over a range of related issues in the study of global modernity, and will be read with profit by a wide range of critical scholars in both the social sciences and the humanities who are struggling to understand the many lives of ethnicity."--Arjun Appadurai.
Contents Prologue -- Three or Four Things about Ethno-futures -- Questions of Theory -- Commodifying Descent, American-style -- A Tale of Two Ethnicities -- Nationality, Inc. ; Divinity, Inc. ; and Other Futures.
Subject Ethnicity.
Ethnicity -- Economic aspects.
Ethnicity -- Economic aspects -- South Africa.
Added Author Comaroff, Jean.
ISBN 9780226114729 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0226114724 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780226114712 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226114716 (cloth : alk. paper)
Standard No. 2955584
CDX 8852126
BWX R9794045
CDX 8852125
NZ1 13042064
NLGGC 319871045
AU@ 000043441754

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