Grounds for Difference, Paperback / softback Book


Offering fresh perspectives on perennial questions of ethnicity, race, nationalism, and religion, Rogers Brubaker makes manifest the forces that shape the politics of diversity and multiculturalism today.

In a lucid and wide-ranging analysis, he contends that three recent developments have altered the stakes and the contours of the politics of difference: the return of inequality as a central public concern, the return of biology as an asserted basis of racial and ethnic difference, and the return of religion as a key terrain of public contestation. "Grounds for Difference is a subtle, original, and comprehensive book.

All the hallmarks of Brubaker's earlier work, such as the conceptual clarity, the theoretical rigor--grounded in a well-researched and well-informed analysis--the crisp writing style, and the impeccable sociological reasoning are displayed here.

There is a wealth of original ideas developed in this book that requires much careful reading and unpacking."--Sinisa Malesevic, H-Net Reviews"This is an imposing collection that will be another milestone in the literature of ethnicity and nationalism."--Christian Joppke, University of Bern


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
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  • Category: Sociology
  • ISBN: 9780674975453

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