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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.)




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.