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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 21A.226 (Spring 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Ethnic and National Identity 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Anthropology 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Jean Jackson 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 21A.226 Ethnic and National Identity



    Spring 2005




    Course Highlights


    This course features a full set of lecture notes and an extensive bibliography of required and supplementary readings.


    Course Description


    This course is an introduction to the cross-cultural study of ethnic and national identity. We examine the concept of social identity, consider how gender, religious and racial identity components interact with ethnic and national ones. We explore the history of nationalism, including the emergence of the idea of the nation-state, and discuss the effects of globalization, migration, and transnational institutions. We also look at identity politics and ethnic conflict.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

     

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