Preface to the third edition
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
1. What is ethnicity?
2. Ethnic classification: Us and Them
3. The social organisation of cultural distinctiveness
4. Ethnic identification and ideology
5. Ethnicity in history
7. Minorities and the state
8. Identity politics, culture and rights
9. The non-ethnic
Thomas Hylland Eriksen is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo and former President of the European Association of Social Anthropologists. He is the author of numerous classics of anthropology, including Small Places, Large Issues - 4th Edition (Pluto, 2015) and What is Anthropology? - 2nd Edition (Pluto, 2017).
'As a introduction to the study of ethnicity, [this] book will do
excellently' -- Ethnologia Scandinavica
'This is a delightful book. The volume is well structured and written in clear and accessible language; it will not be at all surprising if it becomes a major teaching aid and textbook in the field' -- Ephraim Nimni, School of Political Science, University of New South Wales
'An excellent book when it first came out, Ethnicity and Nationalism is an even richer, more subtle book in this new edition' -- Nations and Nationalism