Ethnic Minorities and Ethnocentrism

On the position of ethnic minorities in Dutch society, see for example:

  • B. Prins, The Standpoint in Question: Situated Knowledge and the Dutch Minorities Discourse. Utrecht: PhD thesis University of Utrecht, 1997
  • M. Verkuyten, W. de Jong and C.N. Masson, The Construction of Ethnic Categories: Discourses of Ethnicity in the Netherlands, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 18 (1995), pp. 251-277
  • H. Enztinger, J. Siegers and F. Tazelaar (eds.), Immigrant Ethnic Minorities in the Dutch Labour Market: Analysis and Policies. Amsterdam: Thesis Publishers, 1994
  • L. Sansone, Marginalization and Survival Strategies Among Young Lower Class Blacks of Surinamese Descent in Amsterdam, The Netherlands Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 29 (1993), pp. 99-112
  • F. Jongkind, Ethnic Identity, Societal Integration, and Migrants’ Alienation: State Policy and Academic Research in the Netherlands, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 15 (1992), pp. 365-381
  • R. Penninx, Ethnic Groups in the Netherlands: Emancipation or Minority Group Formation? Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 12 (1989), pp. 100-115
  • J. Rath and S. Saggar, Ethnicity as a Political Tool in Britain and the Netherlands, in: A. Messina, Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the Advanced Industrial Democracies, Cambridge University Press.

The development of what is often called a multi-cultural society has had several effects. One of them is an increased attention for the integration of minorities in Dutch society, but also for stricter control of the inflow: H. van Amersfoort and R. Penninx, Regulating Migration in Europe: the Dutch Experience 1960-1992, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 534 (1994), pp. 133-147.

Another effect has been the development of extreme right-wing parties (see ad 4.3.6) and of attention for ethocentrism and nationalism:

  • F. Meijerink, C. Mudde and J. van Holsteijn, Right-Wing Extremism, Acta Politica, Vol.33 (1998), pp. 165-178
  • P. Scheepers, H. Schmeets and A. Felling, Fortress Holland? Support for Ethnocentric Policies Among the 1994-Electorate of the Netherlands, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 20 (1997), pp. 145-159
  • J. Meloen, Authoritarianism „Nie Wieder”; Anti-Semitism in the Low Countries, in: R.F. Farnen, H. Dekker, R. Meyenberg and D.B. German (eds), Democracy, Socialization and Conflicting Loyalties in East and West; Cross-National and Comparative Perspectives. London: Macmillan, 1996, pp. 411-420
  • W.W. Bostock, Recent Developments in Dutch Language Nationalism, Canadian Review of Studies of Nationalism, Vol. 18 (1991), pp. 25-33.
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