Added to Your Shopping Cart Add to cart Description For the last two centuries, nationalism has been a central feature of society and politics. Few ideologies can match its power and resonance, and no other political movement and symbolic language has such worldwide appeal and resilience. But nationalism is also a form of public culture and political religion, which draws on much older cultural and symbolic forms. Seeking to do justice to these different facets of nationalism, the second edition of this popular and respected overview has been revised and updated with contemporary developments and the latest scholarly work.
The course will examine the main contemporary theories of nationalism, analyze key concepts and discuss classical debates in the study of nationalism. The course will also serve as a methodological introduction to the study of nationalism. First, we will discuss why nationalism is still an important moving force in contemporary politics and why its scholarly study is still relevant.
The second thematic section of the course will discuss the main theories modernism, constructivism, primordialism, postmodernism explaining the emergence of nationalism. Next, we will briefly examine how nationhood and ethnic symbolism are reproduced in contemporary nationalist discourse and politics.
We will discuss the intersection of nationhood and commerce, explore nationalist narratives in pop culture and discuss the phenomenon of national indifference.
The last two classes are reserved for student presentations.
Students registered for this course are expected to attend classes and participate in in-class discussions. All students must read all the readings, and give two presentations on recommended readings.
In-class presentations should sum up and critically analyze the argument of the assigned readings. Presentations are expected to contextualize ideas by drawing on literature not listed in the syllabus, and students are encouraged to assess the implications of the presented theories through relevant case studies.
In addition, students are also expected to present a case study in the two last sessions. In these presentations, students are expected to put forward an original hypothesis and discuss a specific case by applying the theories and methods learned in the course.
Students are too write a book review 1, words on a recent book related to the course. Possible titles will be suggested, but students are also welcome to recommend monographs that they would review.
In addition, students need to submit an essay 2, words offering critical analysis of the topics and the literature discussed during the course. The book review is due on the 8th week of the semester, the deadline of the second paper will be set in September. Papers submitted after the deadline will be marked down by a notch per day.
Seminar paper requirements Students are to prepare a final paper minimum 2, words plus bibliography on a subject connected to the topics discussed in the course. Papers should include the critical and comparative analysis of class readings on the topic and include ideas on the applicability of the readings.
Papers submitted after the deadline will be marked down by half of a letter grade per day. Final grades will be calculated on the basis of the above; also, class attendance, preparation and participation will be factored into the final grade. Seminar papers are evaluated according to a number of criteria including the a, scholarly relevance of the research; b, the relevance and adequacy of the research methodology; c, critical use of a wide range of literature and theories; d, originality of the argument; e, consistency and coherence of the argument; f, form and language of the presentation.The course will also serve as a methodological introduction to the study of nationalism.
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Introduction. Nationalism reflects the desire of “nations” for a system of government that secures their interests and fundamental character. Religious nationalism is the relationship of nationalism to a particular religious belief, dogma, or affiliation where a shared religion can be seen to contribute to a sense of national unity, a common bond among the citizens of the nation.