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Author Harrell, Stevan.

Title Ways of being ethnic in Southwest China / Stevan Harrell
Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 370 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies on ethnic groups in China
Studies on ethnic groups in China.
Contents pt. 1. The Political, Natural, and Historical Setting. 1. Some Ethnic Displays. 2. Foundations of Ethnic Identity. 3. Ethnology, Linguistics, and Politics. 4. The Land and Its History -- pt. 2. Primordial Ethnicity: The Nuosu. 5. Nuosu History and Culture. 6. Mishi: A Demographically and Culturally Nuosu Community. 7. Baiwu: Nuosu in an Ethnic Mix. 8. Manshuiwan: Nuosu Ethnicity in a Culturally Han Area. 9. Nuosu, Yi, China, and the World -- pt. 3. Historically Contingent Ethnicity: The Prmi and Naze. 10. The Contingent Ethnicity of the Prmi. 11. The Contested Identity of the Naze. 12. Representing the Naze -- pt. 4. Residual and Instrumental Ethnicity. 13. Ethnicity and Acculturation: Some Little Groups
Summary Drawing on his field research in southern Sichuan between 1988 and 1994, Harrell (anthropology, U. of Washington) explores how several groups of the region perceive and promote their ethnic identity in different ways and at different times. After setting out the political, natural, and historical contexts, he looks at the primordial ethnicity of the Nuoso, the historically contingent ethnicity of the Prmi and Naze, residual and instrumental ethnicity, and the default ethnicity of the Han. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Acculturation -- China -- Sichuan Sheng.
Ethnic groups -- Government policy -- China -- Sichuan Sheng.
Ethnicity -- China -- Sichuan Sheng.
Sichuan Sheng (China) -- Ethnic relations.
Sichuan Sheng (China) -- Social conditions.
Sichuan Sheng (China) -- Social policy.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 00068319
ISBN 0295804076 (electronic bk.)
9780295804071 (electronic bk.)