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Social Statistics and Ethnic Diversity

Cross-National Perspectives in Classifications and Identity Politics


ISBN: 978-3-319-20094-1 (Print) 978-3-319-20095-8 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-14

    The Making of Racial and Ethnic Categories: Official Statistics Reconsidered

  3. Comparative Accounts of Ethnic Statistics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-15

    2. Chapter

      Pages 17-37

      Ethnic Classification in Global Perspective: A Cross-National Survey of the 2000 Census Round

    3. Chapter

      Pages 39-61

      ‘Inside Out’: The Politics of Enumerating the Nation by Ethnicity

  4. Enumeration and Identity Politics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 63-63

    2. Chapter

      Pages 65-87

      The Choice of Ignorance: The Debate on Ethnic and Racial Statistics in France

    3. Chapter

      Pages 89-100

      Ethnic and Linguistic Categories in Quebec: Counting to Survive

    4. Chapter

      Pages 101-109

      Brazilian Ethnoracial Classification and Affirmative Action Policies: Where Are We and Where Do We Go?

    5. Chapter

      Pages 111-139

      The Ethnic Question: Census Politics in Great Britain

  5. Measurement Issues and Competing Claims

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 141-141

    2. Chapter

      Pages 143-173

      Counting Ethnicity in Malaysia: The Complexity of Measuring Diversity

    3. Chapter

      Pages 175-189

      The Growth of Ethnic Minorities in Uruguay: Ethnic Renewal or Measurement Problems?

    4. Chapter

      Pages 191-208

      The Objective Approaches of Ethnic Origins in Belgium: Methodological Alternatives and Statistical Implications

    5. Chapter

      Pages 209-228

      Social Inequalities and Indigenous Populations in Mexico: A Plural Approach

    6. Chapter

      Pages 229-244

      Fuzzy Definitions and Demographic Explosion of Aboriginal Populations in Canada from 1986 to 2006