‘Ethnic Group’, the State and the Politics of Representation

@article{Ratcliffe2013EthnicGT,
  title={‘Ethnic Group’, the State and the Politics of Representation},
  author={P. Ratcliffe},
  journal={Journal of Intercultural Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={34},
  pages={303 - 320}
}
  • P. Ratcliffe
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Intercultural Studies
This paper explores the notion of ‘ethnic group’ focussing, in particular, on attempts to transform the concept into an empirical indicator in population censuses. The latter is seen to be riven with difficulties, not least the fact that such measures tend to be attempting to address two conflicting agendas – one requiring an ascriptive, the other a subjective, measure. Illustrating the core arguments with the decennial census in Britain, the paper explores the contested political terrain… Expand
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