Ethnic Mobilization in World Politics: The Primordial Perspective
This volume is a contribution to the already large body of literature analyzing ethnicity throughout the world. While no theory of ethnic mobilization or the politicization of ethnonationalism is proposed here, it may be helpful to highlight a number of recent conceptual contributions to the study of ethnicity. Although neglected in most of the recent literature, the concept of primordial attachments as defined by Clifford Geertz is a useful perspective from which to analyze the dynamics of ethnicity throughout the world.
Political Science | Race and Ethnicity | Sociology
John F. Stack, Jr., Ethnic Mobilization in World Politics: The Primordial Perspective, in THE PRIMORDIAL CHALLENGE : ETHNICITY IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD, (John F. Stack, Jr. ed., Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, 1986).