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Modern Peoplehood
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Modern Peoplehood

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Modern Peoplehood by John Lie

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In modern states, John Lie argues, ideas of race, ethnicity, and nationality can be subsumed under the rubric of "peoplehood." He argues indeed, that the modern state has created the idea of peoplehood. That is, the seemingly primitive, atavistic feelings of belonging associated with ethnic, racial, and national identity are largely formed by the state. Not only is the state responsible for the development and nurturing of these feelings, it is also responsible for racial and ethnic conflict, even genocide. When citizens think of themselves in terms of their peoplehood identity, they will naturally locate the cause of all troubles - from neighbourhood squabbles to wars - in racial, ethnic, or national attitudes and conflicts. Far from being trans-historical and trans-cultural phenomena, race, ethnicity, and nation, Lie argues, are modern notions - modernity here associated with the rise of the modern state, the industrial economy, and Enlightenment ideas.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674013278
ISBN-10: 0674013271
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 155mm x 32mm)
Pages: 394
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 6-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Modern Peoplehood by John Lie Modern Peoplehood, Paperback (April 2011)

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Zainichi (Koreans in Japan) by John Lie Zainichi (Koreans in Japan), Paperback (November 2008)

Traces the origins and transformations of a people-the Zainichi, or Koreans 'residing in Japan'. Using a range of arguments and evidence, this work reveals the social and historical conditions that gave rise to Zainichi identity, while exploring its vicissitudes and complexity. It focuses on topics of diaspora, migration and group formation.

Diaspora without Homeland by John Lie Diaspora without Homeland, Paperback (September 2008)

More than one-half million people of Korean descent reside in Japan - the largest ethnic minority in a country often assumed to be homogeneous. This title blends original empirical research with the vibrant field of diaspora studies to understand the complicated history, identity, and status of the Korean minority in Japan.

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Author Biography - John Lie

John Lie is Class of 1959 Professor and Dean of International and Area Studies at University of California, Berkeley.

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