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...]

SEN News Bites 20-26 July 2014

Here’s the latest round of nationalism and ethnicity related news! The Moscow Times (20/07/2014) features a report on Kazakhstan’s revived interest in and relaunch of a program aimed at luring ethnic Kazakhs living abroad to move to Kazakhstan. The Guardian (23/07/2014) reports the results of new research on ethnic differences in university offer rates indicating … [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 religious and ethnic conflict to nationalism in South Asia. Sadia Saeed’s essay deals with this relationship in the context of Pakistan. Sadia Saeed, Pakistani Nationalism and the State Marginalisation of the Ahmadiyya Community in Pakistan, … [Read more...]

SEN News Bites: 13-19 July 2014

Here’s the latest roundup of some of the most interesting nationalism and ethnicity news found on the web this week!     The National World (14/07/2014) features an opinion piece on the post-election ethnic tensions and contradictions in Afghan politics.   RTE News (14/07/2014) reports on multi-faith and military ceremonies that took place in various … [Read more...]

SEN News Bites: 7-12 July 2014

Here’s the the latest roundup of some of the news found on the web this week! Deutsche Welle (07/07/2014) reports on large-scale anti-government protests in Kenya that sparked fears of renewed ethnic violence and instability. The Economic Times (08/07/2014) reports on the intention of the Indian government to identify and give national identity cards to … [Read more...]

Article Spotlights Round-Up – June News Bites

Read on for Article Spotlights from the SEN Archives focusing on SEN News Bites from June. Here, we focus on the significance of performance in the popularization and strengthening of national belonging and nationalist movements. The articles spotlit here are all from 2012′s special edition on ‘Forging the Nation: Performance and Ritual in the (Re)production of Nation’, … [Read more...]

SEN News Bites: June 29 to July 6, 2014

  The Guardian (06/07/14) briefly analyses the history of race relations in early 20th century Liverpoool, England. Open Democracy (05/07/14) analyses the recent history of ethnic tensions between the Uyghur minority and other groups in China. The New Yorker (04/07/14) presents a brief history of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the national anthem of the United States, … [Read more...]

SEN News Bites, June 17-24

Here’s another roundup of some of the most interesting news found on the web this week!   EUobserver (18/06/2014) features an opinion piece on the role of nationalism in the electoral strategy of Romania’s governing party. The Financial Times (19/06/2014) features a piece reflecting on the causes and potential consequences of the recent ethnic massacres … [Read more...]