The roots of intense ethnic conflict may not in fact be ethnic: Categories, communities and path dependence
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|Title:||The roots of intense ethnic conflict may not in fact be ethnic: Categories, communities and path dependence||Authors:||Ruane, Joseph
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7177||Date:||Apr-2004||Online since:||2015-11-02T10:44:55Z||Abstract:||This article criticizes two theoretical approaches to ethnicity and ethnic conflict. One emphasizes the intense solidarity generated by the ethnic bond and explains this in terms of a deep, quasi-kin feeling. The other emphasizes the contingency and situatedness of ethnic feeling and the fluctuating character of ethnic groupness. We adopt an alternative strategy, locating ethnicity as one factor among many, which may form a path-dependent self-reproductive system generating communal opposition and ethnic conflict..||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Cambridge University Press||Journal:||Archives Européennes de Sociologie / European Journal of Sociology||Volume:||45||Issue:||2||Start page:||209||End page:||232||Copyright (published version):||2004 Archives Européennes de Sociologie||Keywords:||Ethnicity; Ethnic conflict; Ethno-national bond; Category; Community; System; Emergent property; Path dependence||DOI:||10.1017/S0003975604001432||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
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