The Invention of Ethnicity

The Invention of Ethnicity

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These essays chart the cultural constraints of 'ethnicity' in American history and culture. Sollors' introductory essay sets the framework for the discussion of ethnicity and the individual essays cover a wide range of topics: Native American, Latin-American, historical Jewish, nineteenth-century American German, American Jewish, Italian, and Afro-American.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 314 pages
  • 140.7 x 209.6 x 21.8mm | 298.59g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195050479
  • 9780195050479
  • 2,019,499

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Sollors reminds us that the value of any social construction depends on how it is used, and these essays present cogent analyses of how our use of 'ethnicity' has evolved over the years....Deserves a reading by anyone who is involved in the creation, criticism and dissemination of American culture. * VIA: Voices in Italian Americana *show more

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This important new collection of interdisciplinary essays charts the cultural construction of 'ethnicity' as embodied in American ethnic literature.show more

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