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Ethnic studies

Ethnic studies, in the United States, is the interdisciplinary study of difference - chiefly race, ethnicity, and nation, but also sexuality, gender, and other such markings - and power, as expressed by the state, by civil society, and by individuals. As opposed to International studies, which was originally created to focus on the relations between the United States and Third World Countries, Ethnic studies was created to challenge the already existing curriculum and focus on the history of people of different minority ethnicity in the United States. Ethnic studies is an academic field th ...

Nomad studies

Nomad studies is branch of historical and anthropological studies specialised in cultures and history of nomad peoples, particularly the Eurasian nomads and history of the Eurasian steppes. Studies of the Eurasian nomads influence the political idea of Eurasianism. Among notable researchers in that field were Lev Gumilyov, Pyotr Savitskiy, Sergei Rudenko, George Vernadsky, Nikolai Trubetzkoy, Hara-Davan Erendzhen, Mikhail Artamonov, and others. According to Savitskiy, the history of Scythians and huns encompasses in general within historically foreseeable events over 12 centuries. Savitski ...

African studies

African studies is the study of Africa, especially the continents cultures and societies. The field includes the study of Africas history, demography, culture, politics, economy, languages, and religion. A specialist in African studies is often referred to as an "africanist". A key focus of the discipline is to interrogate epistemological approaches, theories and methods in traditional disciplines using a critical lens that inserts African-centred ways of knowing and references. Africanists argue that there is a need to "deexoticize" Africa and banalise it, rather than understand Africa as ...

Asian American studies

Asian American Studies is an academic discipline which critically examines the history, experiences, culture, and policies relevant to Asian Americans. It is closely related to other Ethnic Studies disciplines, such as African American Studies, Latino/a Studies, and Native American Studies.

Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey

Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey is a best-selling non-fiction book on the lives of the Romani people by the American-Uruguayan writer Isabel Fonseca published in 1995. The book is organized in eight chapters and contains black and white photographs and maps.

Celtic studies

Celtic studies or Celtology is the academic discipline occupied with the study of any sort of cultural output relating to the Celtic people. This ranges from linguistics, literature and art history, archaeology and history, the focus lying on the study of the various Celtic languages, living and extinct. The primary areas of focus are the six Celtic languages currently in use: Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Manx, Welsh, Cornish, and Breton. As a university subject, it is taught at a number of universities, most of them in Ireland, the United Kingdom, or France, but also in the United States, Cana ...