Featured weekly article: Understanding Taliban Resurgence: Ethno-Symbolism and Revolutionary Mobilization

Understanding Taliban Resurgence: Ethno-Symbolism and Revolutionary Mobilization By Kareem Kamel Volume 15, Issue 1, pages 66-82   Abstract This article argues that the post-2001 Taliban resurgence was due to their capacity to act as resourceful ethnic entrepreneurs through selective usage of dominant Pashtun and Islamic mythomoteurs in the process of symbolic cultivation. Through comparative historical analysis … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: Anticipatory Representation: Building the Palestinian Nation(-State) through Artistic Performance

Anticipatory Representation: Building the Palestinian Nation(-State) through Artistic Performance By Chiara De Cesari Volume 12, Issue 1, pages 82-100   Abstract This article aims to illuminate the ways in which artists and cultural producers can participate in forging the nation(-state) by performing its institutions, and by mocking its operations. It explores two experiments in setting up … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: Ethnic Politics, Political Elite, and Regime Change in Nigeria

Ethnic Politics, Political Elite, and Regime Change in Nigeria By Henry Ani Kifordu Volume 11, Issue 3, pages 427-450   Abstract Since the 1960s, intermittent social conflicts in Nigeria appear mostly linked to ethnic groups’ differences. Considering the importance of regime change in social and political stability, this article critically analyses the historic and dynamic role … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: Olympic Bidding, Multicultural Nationalism, Terror, and the Epistemological Violence of ‘Making Britain Proud’

Olympic Bidding, Multicultural Nationalism, Terror, and the Epistemological Violence of ‘Making Britain Proud’ By Mark Falcous and Michael L. Silk Volume 10, Issue 2, pages 167-186   Abstract This paper excavates the entanglement of British nationalist identity politics with sport, terrorism, place re-imagining, mega-event bidding, and corporate neoliberalism. We focus on London’s 2012 olympic bidding … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: Redefining National Identity and Nation-Building in Post-secession Sudans: Civic and Ethnic Models

Redefining National Identity and Nation-Building in Post-secession Sudans: Civic and Ethnic Models By Redie Bereketeab Volume 14, Issue 2, pages 301-318 Abstract The split of Sudan following popular referendum in South Sudan may have spurred a need for a serious reconsideration of national identity and nation-building in the two emerging states. Sudan is compelled to embark … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: Split Allegiances: Cultural Muslims and the Tensions Between Religious and National Identity in Multicultural Societies

Split Allegiances: Cultural Muslims and the Tension Between Religious and National Identity in Multicultural Societies By Liza Hopkins and Cameron McAuliffe Volume 10, Issue 1, pages 38-58, April 2010   Abstract Second generation Australians from a Muslim background have appeared on the political radar recently as a group at risk of disengagement due to their … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: Continuity and Change in the Minority Policies of Greece and Turkey

Continuity and Change in the Minority Policies of Greece and Turkey By Georgios Niarchos Volume 6, Issue 1, pages 30-48, March 2006   Abstract This paper examines the policies of Greece and Turkey towards their respective national minorities, as defined in the Treaty of Lausanne. Although since 1923, both minorities have been repressed by their governments, … [Read more…]

SEN Journal: Books Available for Review

The following books are available for review. Please contact the Reviews team at sen.reviews@lse.ac.uk if you are interested in reviewing one.     Keeping the Faith: Syriac Christian Diasporas. Sean Kingston Publishing, 2013 Armbruster, Heidi http://amzn.to/1NPEDZS     Formations of United States Colonialism Duke University Press, 2014 Goldstein, Alyosha (ed) http://bit.ly/1CnL7hF     Crossing Boundaries … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: Institutions, Identity and Unity: The Anomaly of Australian Nationalism

Institutions, Identity and Unity: The Anomaly of Australian Nationalism Joseph M. Parent Volume 7, Issue 2, pages 2-28, March 2008   Abstract Why has Australia not produced a viable separatist movement? This non-event is all the more striking compared to the separatism experienced by the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada, among others. Individually or … [Read more…]

Amazigh Culture and Media: Migration and Identity in Songs, Films and Websites

Amazigh Culture and Media: Migration and Identity in Songs, Films and Websites Abdelbasset Dahraoui (Department of Media Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014) Supervisors: Patricia Pisters and Daniela Merolla   Dr. Abdelbasset Dahraoui was born in Morocco in 1976 and received his master’s degree in cultural analysis from The University of Amsterdam in 2006. On … [Read more…]