Ethnic Studies Review

Ethnic Studies Review is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 1, Summer

Artisans and the Marketing of Ethnicity: Globalization, Indigenous Identity, and Nobility Principles in Micro-Enterprise Development
Ethnicity 2007As a constructed category of human difference, 'ethnicity' has given way to 'culture' in its shared genealogy in the new millennium. Public knowledge about such phenomena as 'ethnic cleansing', debates on immigration, and the use of ethnicity...
"A Shplit Ticket, Half Irish, Half Chinay": Representations of Mixed-Race and Hybridity in Turn-of-the-Century Theater
Introduction1Charles Townsend's 1889 adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin features white actors playing light- and dark-skinned African-American characters, changing degrees of make-up as the script, stage business, or number of available...
Editor's Notes
In this opening issue of volume 31 we are presented with both nuanced and bold entry into several long enduring issues and topics stitching together the interdisciplinary fabric comprising ethnic studies. The authors of these articles bring to our attention...
"I'll Rise": Rememory, Hope and the Creation of a New Public Sphere in Ben Harper's Music
Recent studies about resistance music in the United States primarily focus on the hip-hop movement. However, it does not offer the only musical discourse contesting contemporary injustices. Even though the debate about hip-hop is a crucial one that deserves...
Memories of Home: Reading the Bedouin in Arab American Literature
In an urban neighborhood with a large Jewish population near my home, there is an Arabic restaurant. Name, menu and ownership mark its ethnic identification, yet its politics are otherwise obscured. An American flag, permanently placed in the restaurant's...
Rifton Finns: An Ethnic Enclave in Ulster County, New York
INTRODUCTIONWhen you begin to consider the Finns of New York State, there are two obvious foci that have received the majority of attention in the ethnic literature. The presence of some estimated 20,000 Finns in New York City during the 1920s provided...