Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog.
Note: Contents data are machine generated based on pre-publication provided by the publisher. Contents may have variations from the printed book or be incomplete or contain other coding.
Contents Preface xii Introduction 1 Language loss: a question of biology or power? 3 Nation-states, nationalism and nation-state congruence 5 Nationalism, ethnicity and language 7 Overview 9 Prospects for change 17 Notes 18 1 The denunciation of ethnicity 19 Academic denunciations of ethnicity 20 The academic rehabilitation of ethnicity? 23 Ethnicity and modernity 25 Ethnicity as primordial 28 Situational ethnicity 30 Instrumental ethnicity 35 Hybridity: the postmodernist politics of identity 38 Limits to the social construction of ethnicity 39 Finding common ground ? ethnicity as habitus 43 Ethnies 48 Notes 51 2 Nationalism and its discontents 52 Linguistic nationalism 57 The will to nationhood 59 The modern nation 61 The modernists 64 Limits of the modernist account 68 Ethnicist approaches to nationalism 70 Dominant ethnies 80 The construction of sociological minorities 82 Notes 89 3 Liberal theory, multiculturalism and minority rights 91 The pluralist dilemma 93 Defending liberal democracy 96 Critiquing liberal democracy 102 Rethinking liberal democracy 110 Notes 126 4 Language, identity and minority rights 128 Language and identity 129 Identity in language 130 Language and culture 132 Language, culture and politics 135 Language decline: the death of Irish? 137 Language revival: flogging a dead horse? 141 Reevaluating language shift 145 Linguistic markets and symbolic violence 153 Vive la France: the construction of la langue legitime 156 Legitimating and institutionalizing minority languages 163 Notes 165 5 Language, education and minority rights 167 Educating for the majority 170 Educating for the minority 177 Minority-group responses to language-education policies 180 Bridging the gap between policy and practice 182 Minority-language and education rights in international law 184 The crux of majority opinion 193 Notes 196 6 English hegemony and its critics: 198 North American debates Rule Britannia: English in the ascendant 198 'Doesn?t anyone speak English around here?': the US 'English Only' Movement 204 Contrasting Quebec 224 A question of (ethnolinguistic) democracy 232 Notes 234 7 Extending ethnolinguistic democracy in Europe 236 A multilingual European Union? 237 Catalonia: the quest for political and linguistic autonomy 239 Wales: the development of a bilingual state in a 'forgotten' nation 252 Notes 272 8 Indigenous rights: self-determination, language and education 273 Indigenous peoples, self-determination and international law 276 Indigenous peoples and national law 280 Indigenous language and education rights 284 Aotearoa / New Zealand: a tale of two ethnicities 285 Zealand 292 Reo and Kura Kaupapa Maori 299 Notes 306 9 Minority languages and the nation-state 307 Addressing constructivism 308 Moving forward: from principles to practice 311 Notes 316 Bibliography 317 Index 358
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Language and languages -- Political aspects.
Language and education.