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The Enigma of Ethnicity: Another American Dilemma

Zelinsky, Wilbur

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ISBN 10: 0877457492 / ISBN 13: 9780877457497
Published by Univ of Iowa Pr, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., 2001
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Enigma of Ethnicity: Another American ...

Publisher: Univ of Iowa Pr, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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In The Enigma of Ethnicity Wilbur Zelinsky draws upon more than half a century of exploring the cultural and social geography of an ever-changing North America to become both biographer and critic of the recent concept of ethnicity. In this ambitious and encyclopedic work, he examines ethnicity's definition, evolution, significance, implications, and entanglements with other phenomena as well as the mysteries of ethnic identity and performance.Zelinsky begins by examining the ways in which "ethnic groups" and "ethnicity" have been defined; his own definitions then become the basis for the rest of his study. He next focuses on the concepts of heterolocalism -- the possibility that an ethnic community can exist without being physically merged -- and personal identity -- the relatively recent idea that one can concoct one's own identity. In his final chapter, which is also his most provocative, he concentrates on the multifaceted phenomenon of multiculturalism and its relationship to ethnicity. Throughout he includes a close look at African Americans, Hispanics, and Jews as well as such less-studied groups as suburbanized Japanese, Cubans in Washington, Koreans, Lithuanian immigrants in Chicago, Estonians in New Jersey, Danish Americans in Seattle, and Finns.Reasonable, nonpolemical, and straightforward, Zelinsky's text is invaluable for readers wanting an in-depth overview of the literature on ethnicity in the United States as well as a well-thought-out understanding of the meanings and dynamics of ethnic groups, ethnicity, and multiculturalism.

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Wilbur Zelinsky is professor emeritus of geography at Pennsylvania State University and author of, among many others, Exploring the Beloved Country(Iowa, 1994), The Cultural Geography of the United States, and Nation into State: The Shifting Foundations of American Nationalism.

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