Ethnicity: Constructions of Self and Other in Ancient Egypt

  title={Ethnicity: Constructions of Self and Other in Ancient Egypt},
  author={Stuart Tyson Smith},
  journal={Journal of Egyptian History},
  • S. T. Smith
  • Published 8 October 2018
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Egyptian History
The construction of ethnic self and other played a central role in ancient Egyptian ideology as well as at a more quotidian level. Ethnic groups are usually seen as self-defined, distinctive entities, often corresponding neatly to political or cultural units, but in reality, expressions of ethnic identity are mutable and socially contingent. Adopting a multi-scalar approach informed by practice theory, this paper examines ancient Egyptian constructions of ethnicity, taking into account… 
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