This authoritative and innovative reader collects twenty-seven articles that are essential for a thorough, comparative, and theoretically-informed approach to the study of race and ethnicity. The international coverage includes the US, UK, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Africa, with a focus on contemporary problems and emerging theoretical issues. Topics include ethnic conflict, migration, citizenship, identity, genocide, transnationalism, and ethnic justice. An introductory essay gives an account of race and ethnicity in contemporary society. The contributors are leading theorists and empirical researchers from around the world. This outstanding collection provides a much-needed international perspective on the current trends, the theoretical base, and the future of racial and ethnic studies.
John Stone is Professor and Chair of Sociology at Boston University. He is the author of Racial Conflict in Contemporary Society (1986). Rutledge Dennis is Professor of Sociology at George Mason University. He is the editor of Race and Ethnicity in Research Methods(1993) and Research in Race and Ethnic Relations: Racial and Ethnic Politics(1997).