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Continuing the Conversation: Rogers Brubaker Replies to Responses to His 2012 Gellner Lecture


  • Rogers Brubaker

    1. University of California, Los Angeles
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    • Rogers Brubaker is Professor of Sociology at UCLA. He has written widely on social theory, immigration, citizenship, nationalism, and ethnicity. His books include The Limits of Rationality: An Essay on the Social and Moral Thought of Max Weber (1984); Citizenship and Nationhood in France and Germany (1992); Nationalism Reframed: Nationhood and the National Question in the New Europe (1996); Ethnicity without Groups (2004); and Nationalist Politics and Everyday Ethnicity in a Transylvanian Town (with Margit Feischmidt, Jon Fox, and Liana Grancea, 2006). Grounds for Difference will be published by Harvard University Press in 2014.

  • Editorial Note: At the 22nd Annual ASEN Conference, entitled ‘Nationalism, Ethnicity and Boundaries’, Rogers Brubaker delivered the Gellner Lecture entitled ‘Religion, Language and the Politics of Difference’. In response to this lecture, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (SEN) invited responses from Michael Banton (formerly of Bristol University), Trevor Stack (Aberdeen University), Miguel Centeno and Maria Abascal (Princeton University), Abby Day (University of Kent), and Steven Mock (Balsillie School of International Affairs). These responses appeared in volume 13, issue 1 of SEN in the special feature entitled ‘Continuing the Conversation: Responses to Rogers Brubaker's 2012 Gellner Lecture’. Here, we continue the conversation further with Brubaker's own reply to these responses. We hope you are enjoying this ongoing exchange between these renowned scholars, taking place right here within SEN.
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