New book: Census and identity


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Subject: New book: Census and identity

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New book: Census and identity


NEW BOOK!

CENSUS AND IDENTITY
THE POLITICS OF RACE, ETHNICITY, AND LANGUAGE IN NATIONAL CENSUSES

Edited by David I. Kertzer, Dominique Arel
Watson Institute, Brown University

Contributors
David I. Kertzer, Dominique Arel, Melissa Nobles, Calvin Goldscheider,
Alain Blum, Peter Uvin, David Abramson

Description

The Politics of Race, Ethnicity and Language in National Censuses
examines the ways that states have attempted to pigeon-hole the people
within their boundaries into racial, ethnic, and language categories.
These attempts, whether through American efforts to divide the US
population into mutually exclusive racial categories, or through the
Soviet system of inscribing nationality categories on internal
passports, have important implications not only for people's own
identities and life chances, but for national political and social
processes as well. The book reviews the history of these categorizing
efforts by the state, and offers a theoretical context for examining
them, illustrating the case with studies from a range of countries.

Chapter Contents

David I. Kertzer and Dominique Arel
Censuses, identity formation, and the struggle for political power

Melissa Nobles
Racial categorization in censuses

Calvin Goldscheider
Ethnic categorization in censuses: comparative observations from
Israel, Canada, and the United States

Dominique Arel
Language categories in censuses: backward- or forward-looking?

Alain Blum
The debate on resisting identity categorization in France

Peter Uvin
On counting, categorizing, and violence in Burundi and Rwanda

David Abramson
Identity counts: the Soviet legacy and the census in Uzbekistan


ISBN: 0521808235
Binding: Hardback (Paperback)
Size: 237 x 157 mm
Pages: 222

US
Cambridge University Press
110 Midland Avenue
Port Chester, NY 10573-4930
phone: 914-937-9600
fax:     914-937-4712

UK
Cambridge University Press
Edinburgh Building
Shaftesbury Road
Cambridge CB2 2RU
Tel: +44 (0)1223 312393
Fax: +44 (0)1223 315052

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