By Patrick Simon, Victor Piché, Amélie A. Gagnon
This e-book examines the query of gathering and disseminating info on ethnicity and race which will describe features of ethnic and racial teams, establish elements of social and fiscal integration and enforce rules to redress discrimination. It deals an international standpoint at the factor via taking a look at race and ethnicity in a wide selection of historic, country-specific contexts, together with Asia, Latin the US, Europe, Oceania and North the USA. moreover, the ebook additionally contains research at the indigenous populations of the Americas.
The ebook first deals comparative bills of ethnic records. It compares and empirically assessments views for knowing nationwide ethnic enumeration practices in a world context in response to nationwide census questionnaires and inhabitants registration varieties for over two hundred nations among 1990 to 2006.
Next, the booklet explores enumeration and id politics with chapters that hide the controversy on ethnic and racial facts in France, ethnic and linguistic different types in Québec, Brazilian ethnoracial class and affirmative motion rules and the Hispanic/Latino identification and the USA census.
The 3rd, and ultimate, a part of the ebook examines size matters and competing claims. It explores such matters because the complexity of measuring range utilizing Malaysia for instance, social inequalities and indigenous populations in Mexico and the demographic explosion of aboriginal populations in Canada from 1986 to 2006.
Overall, the publication sheds mild on 4 major questions: may still ethnic teams matter, how should still they matter, who's and who's no longer counted and what are the political and monetary incentives for counting. it is going to be of curiosity to all scholars of race, ethnicity, identification, and immigration. additionally, researchers in addition to policymakers will locate beneficial discussions and insights for a greater realizing of the complexity of categorization and related
political and coverage challenges.
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Additional info for Social Statistics and Ethnic Diversity: Cross-National Perspectives in Classifications and Identity Politics
P. , with measures such as language or dress), this analysis has revealed a great deal of commonality in official approaches to ethnic enumeration. And despite national variety in the groups recognized or the ethnicity terminology used, a broad class of ethnicity questions targeting communities of descent can be identified. N. rightly notes, are context-driven – does not preclude recognizing and analyzing them as reflections of a shared fundamental concept. Despite the different formulations used, such as ‘race’ or ‘nationality,’ their shared reference to communities of descent justifies both 2 Ethnic Classification in Global Perspective: A Cross-National Survey… 33 academic and policy interpretation of them as comparable categorization schemes.
Virgin Islands* Mozambique* Portugal* Pakistan* Namibia* Republic of Moldova* Romania* Philippines* Russian Federation* San Marino Slovakia Slovenia* Spain* Republic of Korea* Saudi Arabia Singapore* Sri Lanka* Syrian Arab Republic Tajikistan* Niger Nigeria Réunion Rwanda Saint Helena Sao Tome and Principe Senegal* Seychelles* Sierra Leone Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands Sweden Switzerland* 35 Oceania Solomon Islands* Tokelau* Tonga* Tuvalu* Vanuatu* Wallis and Futuna Islands* Qatar Thailand* Turkey* (continued) 36 North America A.
Of Tanzania* Western Sahara Zambia* Zimbabwe* Countries marked with an asterisk * are those whose censuses from the 1995–2004 period were used for this study; countries in bold include an ethnicity question on the census References Alba, R. (1990). Ethnic identity: The transformation of white America. New Haven: Yale University Press. T. M. (1992, May 23). National census measures of ethnicity in the Americas. In Proceedings of conference on the peopling of the Americas. Vera Cruz, Mexico: International Union for the Scientific Study of Populations.
Social Statistics and Ethnic Diversity: Cross-National Perspectives in Classifications and Identity Politics by Patrick Simon, Victor Piché, Amélie A. Gagnon