Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Ethnicity and Nationalism - 2nd semester

Code

711001054

Academic unit

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Department

Antropologia

Credits

6

Teacher in charge

Sónia Vespeira de Almeida

Weekly hours

4

Teaching language

Portuguese

Objectives

1. To familiarize the students with the application of the concepts of nationalism and ethnicity in the approach of the contemporary world
2. To develop knowledge about the theoretical-conceptual framework about nation, nationalism, national identity, ethnicity and transnationalism
3. To familiarize the students with the anthropological debates about nationalism, ethnicity and transnationalism
4. Stimulate and develop critical analysis of ethnographies related with the syllabus

Prerequisites

None.

Subject matter

1. Globalization and cultural identity. Nation and ethnicity and the construction of identities
2. The concepts of nation, ethnicity and transnationalism in the approach of the contemporary world
3. Nation, nationalism and national identities
4. Nation: theoretical premises
4.1. Nationalism and ethno-symbolism
5. Anthropology and nation: popular culture and national identity, nationalism and national cultures
6. Ethnicity: theoretical premises
7. Anthropology and ethnicity
8. Ethnicity, transnationalism and migrations

Bibliography

ANDERSON, B., 2005 [1983], Comunidades Imaginadas. Reflexões sobre a Origem e a Expansão do Nacionalismo, Lisboa, Edições 70.
BASCH, L.; SCHILLER, N. G.; Szanton BLANC, C. S., 1994, Nations Unbound. Transnational Projects, Postcolonial Predicaments and
Deterritorialised Nation-States, Basel, Gordon and Breach Publishers.
ERIKSEN, T. H., 1994 [2010], Ethnicity and Nationalism. Anthropological Perspectives. 3ª Edição, London, Pluto Press.
HUTCHINSON, J.; SMITH. A. D. (eds.), 1994, Nationalism, Oxford-New York, Oxford University Press.
HUTCHINSON, J.; SMITH. A. D. (eds.), 1996, Ethnicity, Oxford-New York, Oxford University Press.
SMITH, A. D., 1997 [1991], A Identidade Nacional, Lisboa, Gradiva
Nota: ao longo do semestre será indicada bibliografia específica.

Teaching method

The course is organized in two types of classes:
1. Lectures
2. Oral presentation and discussion of texts by groups of students.

Evaluation method

1. 50% - Oral presentation of texts + written essay by groups of students
2. 40% - Written Test
3. 10% - Regular attendance and active participation in class and seminars

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