Ethnic Distinctions, Local Meanings: Negotiating Cultural Identities in China

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This innovative book explores the way Western anthropologists use studies of ethnicity to 'interpret' local cultures. Mary Rack raises critical issues about ethnic classifications and the way they are used, making this a book that will be useful for all students of ethnicity.Overturning the generalising tendencies characteristic of classic anthropology, Rack demonstrates that ethnic classifications have little to do with the self-perceptions of those concerned -- and everything to do with political and intellectual elites. ...

Ethnic Distinctions, Local Meanings: Negotiating Cultural Identities in China 2005, Pluto Press (UK)

ISBN-13: 9780745319384

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Ethnic Distinctions, Local Meanings: Negotiating Cultural Identities in China 2005, Pluto Press (UK), London, England

ISBN-13: 9780745319391

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