Title: Etnia? Sia se volete che sia (Ethnicity? Let if be if you want it to be) – Futuribili 1-2
Author: Bregantini L., Pannuti A. (eds,)
Publisher: Franco Angeli, Milano
Abstract: The existence of an ethnic group is linked less to objective factors, than to the desire to enhance these elements in order to strengthen, or at least to maintain, the identity in front of other groups.
This basic affirmation is substantiated through the critical analysis of ten crucial aspects: ethnicity as mutable reality based on self-legitimation; birth of ethnicity through migrations; ethnic identity reconstruction; identity and conflict; identity and mobilization; size; ethnic pluralism and the totalitarian state; ethnonational state; protection of minorities; “auto” ethnic cleaning; hetero ethnic cleansing; ethnic mobility within fixed borders; ethnic otherness.