Ethnicity, Nationality, Identity|
Fall 2008 not offered
This seminar is geared toward exploring concepts of ethnic boundaries, the nation-state, and group identities as they change within cultural contexts and historical circumstances. In this course, students will examine theories of race, ethnicity, indegeneity, and national identity within varied locations with multi-ethnic societies. The ethnographic and interdisciplinary readings address traditions and technologies of rank, gender, class, and race as they relate to ideological constructions of citizenship and belonging across national borders. Attending to (neo)colonialism and postcolonialism, we will explore globalizism, migration, and transnationalism as culture, people, identities, and boundaries move.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SISP-Anth Conc)
Anderson, Benedict, IMAGINED COMMUNITIES
Kincaid, Jamaica, A SMALL PLACE
Handler, Richard, NATIONALISM AND THE POLITICS OF CULTURE IN QUEBEC
Maurer, Bill, RECHARTING THE CARIBBEAN: LAND, LAW, AND CITIZENSHIP IN THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Dominguez, Virginia, WHITE BY DEFINITION: RACIAL CLASSIFICATION IN CREOLE LOUISIANA
Sturm, Circe, BLOOD POLITICS: RACE, CULTURE, AND IDENTITY IN THE CHEROKEE NATION
Silva, Noenoe, ALOHA BETRAYED: NATIVE HAWAIIAN RESISTANCE TO US COLONIALISM
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Students will be required to submit critical response papers based on course readings and discussion. An in-class presentation is also expected. The final project will consist of a research paper of 15-20 pages.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students may be required to attend select campus lectures and film screenings outside of regular class time.
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