edited by Michael W. Hughey
The late 20th Century has witnessed a resurgence of racial, ethnic and nationalist loyalties throughout the world. The intensity of these loyalties vary considerably, ranging from symbolic ethnicity to chauvinistic nationalisms and ethnic warfare, but everywhere they are asserted as key criteria for social reorganization and, in some cases, as the basis for new state formations. The contributors offer a conceptual discussion of race and ethnicity and an empirical examination of their renewed importance in and implications for contemporary societies. With sections on the American experience with ethnoracial pluralism and on ethnonationalist movements in other parts of the world, Hughey offers an extensive treatment of the origins, expressions and implications of the new tribalisms now confronting the world.