The variable ties that bind: content and circumstance in ethnic processes

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This article attempts to disentangle the differential effects of content (what group members share) and circumstance (the situations they encounter) on ethnic processes. The article argues that to fully understand ethnic processes, we have to understand not only the ways in which circumstance and action construct identities, but also the different kinds of identities or group ties that circumstance and action construct. It draws briefly on a number of examples to illustrate these points.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-289
Number of pages25
JournalEthnic and Racial Studies
Volume19
Issue number2
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StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

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The variable ties that bind : content and circumstance in ethnic processes. / Cornell, Stephen E.

In: Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 19, No. 2, 01.01.1996, p. 265-289.

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