By Patrick Simon, Victor Piché, Amélie A. Gagnon
This publication examines the query of gathering and disseminating information on ethnicity and race with the intention to describe features of ethnic and racial teams, determine components of social and monetary integration and enforce rules to redress discrimination. It deals an international point of view at the factor by means of taking a look at race and ethnicity in a wide selection of old, country-specific contexts, together with Asia, Latin the USA, Europe, Oceania and North the USA. furthermore, the booklet additionally comprises research at the indigenous populations of the Americas.
The booklet first deals comparative money owed of ethnic information. It compares and empirically assessments views for figuring out nationwide ethnic enumeration practices in a world context in line with nationwide census questionnaires and inhabitants registration varieties for over two hundred international locations among 1990 to 2006.
Next, the publication explores enumeration and id politics with chapters that hide the talk on ethnic and racial facts in France, ethnic and linguistic different types in Québec, Brazilian ethnoracial type and affirmative motion guidelines and the Hispanic/Latino id and the U.S. census.
The 3rd, and ultimate, a part of the e-book examines size concerns and competing claims. It explores such matters because the complexity of measuring range utilizing Malaysia for example, social inequalities and indigenous populations in Mexico and the demographic explosion of aboriginal populations in Canada from 1986 to 2006.
Overall, the publication sheds gentle on 4 major questions: should still ethnic teams rely, how should still they count, who's and who's now not counted and what are the political and financial incentives for counting. will probably be of curiosity to all scholars of race, ethnicity, id, and immigration. moreover, researchers in addition to policymakers will locate helpful discussions and insights for a greater figuring out of the complexity of categorization and related
political and coverage challenges.
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Extra resources for Social Statistics and Ethnic Diversity: Cross-National Perspectives in Classifications and Identity Politics
Race, group identity, and the evasion of politics. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press. S. Census Bureau. (1993). Challenges of measuring an ethnic world: Science, politics, and reality. S. Government Printing Office. United Nations. (1998). 1). Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Statistics Division. United Nations Statistics Division. (2003). Ethnicity: A review of data collection and dissemination (Unpublished document). Demographic and Social Statistics Branch, United Nations Statistics Division.
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Social Statistics and Ethnic Diversity: Cross-National Perspectives in Classifications and Identity Politics by Patrick Simon, Victor Piché, Amélie A. Gagnon