Lithman, Yngve G. Books

Dr. Yngve Lithman is the Head of Research Centre on International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) at the University of Bergen. He is also Professor of Sociology at the same university. He has worked at several universities in Sweden and Canada. Dr. Lithman has written extensively about Canadian First Nations (Indians), post-war migration in Europe, second-generation issues, sports, and epistemological issues.

Changing the Basis of Citizenship in the Modern State:
2005 0-7734-6025-X
How is citizenship and co-existence in diverse societies possible? This book endeavors to demonstrate that the links between belongings and memberships should be a central consideration in any attempt to answer this crucial question. Citizenship, understood as a form of membership, does not always seem to overlap with the existing forms of belonging. To provide a solid interdisciplinary basis for theorizing the links between belongings and memberships in contexts of diversity, this volume brings together the conceptual and methodological tools of political theory, social theory, history, political science, and sociology. In this book, scholars with unique competencies share their knowledge on the topic and provide novel angles for thinking about citizenship and co-existence in diverse societies.


What Happens When a Society is Diverse?
2006 0-7734-5877-8
To provide a solid interdisciplinary basis for theorizing diversity, the book brings together the conceptual and methodological tools of political theory, social theory, history, political science, sociology and social anthropology. In this book, scholars with unique competencies share their knowledge on the topic and provide novel angles for thinking about coexistence and politics in diverse societies.