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On Rogers Brubaker, Margit Feischmidt, Jon Fox, and Liana Grancea. Nationalist Politics and Everyday Ethnicity in a Transylvanian Town. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006 Why Ethnicity? Everyday Nationalism in a Transylvanian Town

On Rogers Brubaker, Margit Feischmidt, Jon Fox, and Liana Grancea. Nationalist Politics and... East Central Europe 36 (2009) 130–137 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI 10.1163/187633009X411539 brill.nl/eceu Debate On Rogers Brubaker, Margit Feischmidt, Jon Fox, and Liana Grancea. Nationalist Politics and Everyday Ethnicity in a Transylvanian Town. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006 Why Ethnicity? Everyday Nationalism in a Transylvanian Town Florin Poenaru and Gergő Pulay Central European University, Budapest Nationalist Politics and Everyday Ethnicity in a Transylvanian Town presents an overt attempt to distinguish ethnicity and nationhood in the political sphere from its experience and enactment in everyday life. Th e book presents a pow- erful case for de-essentializing ethnicity and for rethinking it as a process and not as a “thing-in-itself.” Consequently, the emphasis of the book is on the manner in which ethnicity is actively produced—or not produced—in every- day encounters and not on its politically given presentation. Th e main argu- ment of the four authors is that if we look from afar and from above we will see Cluj (and other similar ethnically mixed settings) imbued with nationalist and ethnic frictions, on the verge of boiling up. On the contrary, they argue, an interactionist perspective will grasp the fi ne-grained details, the real con- cerns, trajectories, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png East Central Europe Brill

On Rogers Brubaker, Margit Feischmidt, Jon Fox, and Liana Grancea. Nationalist Politics and Everyday Ethnicity in a Transylvanian Town. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006 Why Ethnicity? Everyday Nationalism in a Transylvanian Town

East Central Europe , Volume 36 (1): 130 – Jan 1, 2009

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© 2009 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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10.1163/187633009X411539
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East Central Europe 36 (2009) 130–137 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI 10.1163/187633009X411539 brill.nl/eceu Debate On Rogers Brubaker, Margit Feischmidt, Jon Fox, and Liana Grancea. Nationalist Politics and Everyday Ethnicity in a Transylvanian Town. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006 Why Ethnicity? Everyday Nationalism in a Transylvanian Town Florin Poenaru and Gergő Pulay Central European University, Budapest Nationalist Politics and Everyday Ethnicity in a Transylvanian Town presents an overt attempt to distinguish ethnicity and nationhood in the political sphere from its experience and enactment in everyday life. Th e book presents a pow- erful case for de-essentializing ethnicity and for rethinking it as a process and not as a “thing-in-itself.” Consequently, the emphasis of the book is on the manner in which ethnicity is actively produced—or not produced—in every- day encounters and not on its politically given presentation. Th e main argu- ment of the four authors is that if we look from afar and from above we will see Cluj (and other similar ethnically mixed settings) imbued with nationalist and ethnic frictions, on the verge of boiling up. On the contrary, they argue, an interactionist perspective will grasp the fi ne-grained details, the real con- cerns, trajectories,

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