ANTH 330 Politics, Ethnicity, and Nationalism

In this course we will consider some of the major theoretical and ethnographic issues in the study of nationalism and ethnicity while exploring several regions of the world through ethnographies. We will examine how ethnic groups are situated and situate themselves in colonial, settler and contemporary plural societies, how states attempt to integrate ethnic groups into nations, and how ethnic groups in turn reimagine the nation. After a critical engagement with key texts, we will problematize multiculturalism and focus on how ethnic groups in the United States, Mexico and elsewhere organize around issues of sovereignty and human rights to negotiate their place within the nation. We will also consider the role of migration and globalization in shaping both ethnicities and nations.



Cross Listed Courses

PECO 310


PECO 280 or instructor's permission

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