Article Spotlights – May/June Round-Up

This edition of Article Spotlights, reflecting on a number of stories that appeared in News Bites in May and June, brings articles from the SEN Archives focusing on the possibilities of a European collective identity, nationalism in Greece, nationalist ceremony in China, and the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian War. George Yiangou’s paper asks the question: ‘is a common European identity really a … [Read more…]

Sen News Bites 7 – 14 June

Sen News Bites 7 - 14 June

  China Policy Institute Blog (12/06/2015)focuses on multilingualism and identity in China, claiming the importance of linguistic minorities participating in the Chinese nation as being a central force in terms of identitarian discourse (12/06/2015)  an analysis of Punjabi nationalism and its narratives in Pakistan   Opendemocracy (08/06/2015)  interviews the Italian scholar Federico Campagna … [Read more…]

Sen News Bites 29 – 5 June

Sen News Bites 29 - 5 June

The Guardian (5/06/2015) reports on human rights issues and deficiencies in the Pakistani legal system, reflected in copious use of the death sentence, and issues surrounding payment of Diyya or blood money by wealthy perpetrators.   BBC (03/06/2015) looks at growing Russian anti-Western rhetoric, the spreading atmosphere of nationalism, and the impact on its neighbours. … [Read more…]

Sen New Bites 21 – 28 May

Sen New Bites 21 - 28 May

Financial Times (24/05/2015)  reports on a new wave of nationalist fervour in Saudi Arabia following the Yemen campaign, and a growing sense of an active and strong leadership which is breaking with the past.   Open Democracy (26/05/2015)  depicts Georgian Independence Day as an elitist celebration, a cultural symbol of a revived romantic nationalism which … [Read more…]

Sen News Bites 14 – 20 May

Sen News Bites 14 - 20 May

  The Diplomat (20/05/2015)  Features the worsten of the situation related to the LGBT community in Kyrgykizstan   Middle East Eye (19/05/2015) Reports on the colourful election campaign of the HDP in Turkey and its links with the PKK.   Radio Free Europe (20/03/2015) Depicts the unraistrained wave of nationalism in the Putin’s era and the propaganda to … [Read more…]

Nationalism and Ethnicity: Upcoming Conferences and Events

Upcoming Conference: “Minorities in Armies: Ethnicity, Race, Alienage” June 30, 2015, 10.00-17.30 University of Warwich, The Institute of Advanced Study (Seminar Room) Against the backdrop of a perceived national uniformity in the armed forces, in the Modern and Contemporary Age the military has been characterized by a sizeable presence of ethnic and racial minorities, as … [Read more…]

Sen News Bites 6 – 13 May

Sen News Bites 6 - 13 May

The Guardian (09/05/2015)  looks at the Victory Day parade in Moscow, which as a commemoration of the defeat of Nazi Germany is an important symbol of Russian national identity, and Putin’s use of it as a platform to attack the United States for its attempt to create a unipolar world.   Nottingham Blog (09/05/2015) examines the Internet’s … [Read more…]

Sen News Bites 29 – 6 May

Sen News Bites 29 - 6 May

The Guardian (02/05/2015) presents an acute analysis of the precarious balance of power between parties in Westminster.   Todayszaman (30/04/2015) reports on racist, nationalistic, and discriminatory tendencies among football supporters, with a focus on the Balkans, but seen as a pattern by no means unique to this context.   East Asia Forum (30/04/2015)reports on how multiculturalism in … [Read more…]

Call for Dissertation Abstracts

The official blog for the journal Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (SEN), a publication of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN), SEN seeks to regularly feature recently defended Ph.D. dissertations in the fields of ethnicity, race, identity, nationalism, and the interactions between these. We welcome the submission of abstracts (approximately 500 … [Read more…]

New April 2015 Special Issue of SEN on “Nationalism and Belonging”

  Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (SEN) has just published a new Special Issue on “Nationalism and Belonging,”  which comes out of the 2014 Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) Conference on the same theme. The special issue includes includes a selection of articles which were presented at the 2014 ASEN Conference, including the following: … [Read more…]