SEN News Bites: 25-31 August 2014

The Diplomat (26/08/2014) features a piece on the implications that the Dokdo Islands territorial dispute between Japan and South Korea might have for Korean self-understanding and national identity.   Eurasia Review (28/08/2014) features a piece reflecting on the roots and contradictions of the spiral of suspicions and insecurities in Japan, South Korea and China.   … [Read more...]

SEN News Bites: 18-24 August 2014

Read the latest round of News Bites for this week and keep an eye for weekly updates! EurActiv (18/08/2014) reports on the discussion of ethnoreligious issues in the electoral debate in Romania and on the participation of an ethnic German in the current presidential race. Deutsche Welle (18/08/2014) reports on the marginalisation of ethnic minorities … [Read more...]

Nationalism and Ethnicity: Upcoming Conferences and Events

Upcoming Symposium: Everyday Nationhood  Date: 8th September 2014 (Monday) Location: Birbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX ASEN and the School of Political, Social and International Studies, University of East Anglia, and the Department of Politics, Birkbeck, University of London, are pleased to be organising Everyday Nationhood, a one-day symposium to examine the contribution of … [Read more...]

SEN News Bites: 9-17 August 2014

Here’s the latest selection of nationalism and ethnicity-related news for this week!    Open Democracy (10/08/2014) features an opinion piece on the changing role of religion and  ethnicity as identity markers in the post-Arab Spring countries.   The Gulf Today (13/08/2014) reports on the initiative of the Roads and Transport Authority of the United Arab … [Read more...]

Article Spotlights

Read on for Article Spotlights from the SEN Archives focusing on recent SEN News Bites. Here, we focus on the significance of political and constitutional processes to nationalism, national identity, and responding to ethnic conflict (and its causes, such as deficit of political representation), potential or actual. Mara Malagodi’s essay address this area focusing on Nepal, and more … [Read more...]

SEN News Bites: 2-9 August 2014

Check out the latest round of nationalism and ethnicity-related news! AlJazeera (03/08/2014) and Radio Free Europe (08/08/2014) report on violent Armenian-Azerbaijani clashes and escalating tension in the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic in the South Caucasus, amidst renewed diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis.   The Straits Times (04/08/2014) features an opinion piece on the hotly debated … [Read more...]

Nationalism and Ethnicity: Upcoming Conferences and Events

Upcoming Conference The Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association Date: 15–20 August 2014 Location: San Francisco, USA Interested scholars, educators, and students will gather for a weekend of sessions about ethnicity and nationalism at the upcoming Annual Meeting of the ASA: Regular Session on Nations/Nationalism Saturday, August 16, 4:30–6:10 p.m. Session Organizer: Genevieve Zubrzycki, … [Read more...]

SEN News Bites: 27 July – 1 August 2014

Al-Jazeera (29/07/2014) reports on the recent resurgence of ethnic Oromo nationalism in Ethiopia following several outbreaks of violence and disputes over constitutionally protected ethnic rights.   Colombia Reports (30/07/2014) discusses the problems and challenges associated with Colombia’s lack of data on racial and ethnic minority populations making it difficult to trace socioeconomic progress.   Blue&Green … [Read more...]

Taiwanese nationalism and the Sunflower movement

Taiwanese nationalism and the Sunflower movement

The process of democratisation is for Taiwan closely related to the birth of a Taiwanese identity (Geldenhuys, 2009). After the official ending of Japanese occupation in 1952, when Japan formally renounced all its territorial rights on the island, and the strained and often volatile relationship with mainland China, the decades following the dismantling of martial law … [Read more...]

Nationalism and Ethnicity: Upcoming Conferences and Events

Upcoming Conference: Gender and Nationalism: An International Conference Date: 11 September 2014 Location: Middlesex University London This two-day conference will provide a forum for international researchers to share, review and debate new empirical and theoretical developments in the field of gender and nationalism. The conference will explore the gendered identities, meanings, relations, practices and structures … [Read more...]