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Semester 1

Nations and Nationalism (SCIL10065)







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Visiting students must have passed at least 2 social science courses (i.e. Sociology, Politics/International Relations, Social Policy, Public Policy, Social Anthropology, Gender Studies, Women's Studies, Queer Studies, African Studies, American Studies) at grade B or above. We will only consider University/College level courses. Please note that spaces on Sociology 3rd year courses are limited so enrolment cannot be guaranteed.

Course Summary

The course aims to examine major modes of explaining nationalism, and to relate nationalism to other key themes in sociology. It begins by examining key concepts, theories and typologies of nationalism, with particular attention focused on the distinction among ethnic, civic and civil nationalisms. Thereafter the course seeks to explore the relationship between nationalism and other social and political processes, such as language, religion, class, gender, conflict regulation and globalization. Throughout an attempt is made to use substantive case material to inform an understanding of nationalism. Recommended Reading: Hutchinson, J and M. Guibernau (eds.) (2001) Understanding Nationalism, (Oxford: Polity) ; Malesevic, S. (2013) Nation-States and Nationalisms: Theory, Ideology, History, (Oxford: Polity).

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Written Exam 60%, Coursework 40%, Practical Exam 0%

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