Persistent Peoples

Cultural Enclaves in Perspective

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What constitutes a people? Persistent Peoples draws on enduring groups from around the world to identify and analyze the phenomenon of cultural enclavement. While race, homeland, or language are often considered to be determining factors, the authors of these original articles demonstrate a more basic common denominator: a continuity of common identity in resistance to absorption by a dominant surrounding culture.


William Y. Adams
George Pierre Castile
N. Ross Crumrine
Timothy Dunnigan
Charles J. Erasmus
Frederick J. E. Gorman
Vera M. Green
William B. Griffen
Robert C. Harman
Mark P. Leone
Janet R. Moone
John van Willigen
Willard Walker
“Dedicated to Edward H. Spicer, whose seminal work on cultural enclavement provides the conceptual framework which unifies the various chapters, this volume is rare in the overall strength and cohesion of the individual contributions. . . . This volume will be of interest to a broad spectrum of social scientists, while also being an excellent text for courses on culture change.”—Anthropological Quarterly
“The variety and richness of the case studies make the book an interesting and valuable guide to the understanding of cultural responses to dominance and social change.”—Journal of Developing Areas
Persistent Peoples
296 Pages 6 x 9 Published: 2017 Paperback (9780816535712)
Ebook (9780816545704)

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