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21A.226 Ethnic and National Identity

As taught in: Fall 2009

Photo of two Hui women and a man, on a streetcorner.

The Hui are a Muslim Chinese ethnic group. Students in this class read about and discuss them in class. (Image by Hijau at Wikipedia.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Jean Jackson

Course Features

Course Description

An introduction to the cross-cultural study of ethnic and national identity. We examine the concept of social identity, and consider the ways in which gendered, linguistic, religious, and ethno-racial identity components interact. We explore the history of nationalism, including the emergence of the idea of the nation-state, as well as ethnic conflict, globalization, identity politics, and human rights.