Ethnicity, Inc., translated into Chinese

CAMBRIDGE, MA – A Chinese translation of John L. and Jean Comaroff’s pathbreaking Ethnicity, Inc., is underway and expected to be issued later this year.  First published in 2009 by the University of Chicago Press in the USA and by the University of the Witwatersrand Press in South Africa, the book has been praised for charting a new field of research in the social sciences, and for having a field-altering effect on the study of ethnic identity. “The study of ethnicity and indeed of neoliberalism will never be the same after the publication of this book, ” anthropologist Keith Hart commented in the American Anthropologist.  Matti Bunzl, Director of the Wien Museum in Austria, noted, ““The Comaroffs are among the very finest anthropologists working anywhere in the world today. As genuine leaders of the discipline, every new book they publish is an event, and this one is no exception. Ethnicity, Inc. will be a watershed for anyone looking for new ways to explain our neoliberal world. This extraordinarily lucid book is one of the most ambitious, wide-ranging, and thought-provoking pieces of anthropological scholarship written over the past few decades…”

Ethnicity, Inc. has already been translated into Spanish and Polish, and excerpted in a Czech publication. The University of Chicago Press has now issued a translation license to Rive Gauche Publishing House, via Andrew Nurnberg Associates International Ltd., for a “complex Chinese-language edition.”