21A.102 Ethnic and National Identity
An introduction to the cross-cultural study of ethnic and national identity. Students explore the history of nationalism, focusing on ideologies about the nation-state, and look at the ways gender, religious and racial identities intersect with ethnic and national ones. Ethnic conflict is examined, along with the emergence of social movements based on identity, in particular indigenous rights movements and the ways culture can become highly politicized. Finally, students discuss the effects of globalization, migration, and transnational institutions.
This class has no prerequisites.
21A.102 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by Staff.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.
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