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ERIC Number: ED257689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 33
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Markets, Modernization, and Minority Movements in the Industrial West.
Keller, John F.
Internal colonialism, the domination of one region over another, provides a necessary but insufficient base for the development of ethnic nationalist movements. Only since World War II have the possibilities for economic expansion been so great as to permit the economic development of former reserve areas in the major industrialized, Western nations. In the course of this industrialization, regional populations have begun to emerge as distinct nationalities. Two examples of this process are the development of Quebecois nationalism in Canada and the civil rights movement in the Southern United States. These ethnic nationalist movements have expressed a variety of objectives that appear to vary from group to group depending on the conformity or contradiction of state policy with the interests of each nationality. However, as long as these regions constitute separate labor markets with lower pay scales, no amount of state accommodation to the goals of these groups can eliminate the real potential for the further development of ethnic-nationalism in the Western industrial nations. Anthropologists can play a major theoretical role in detailing the source and dynamics of national movements in the industrial West and thereby participate in the discussion on resolving national inequalities. (IS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada