We’ve taken a break for a few weeks, but here’s a roundup of some of the more interesting news on nationalism and ethnicity that we’ve found on the web this week: The Independent (13/04/14) reports that the Russian version Google Maps has already recorded the Crimea region as being part of Russia. The Montreal Gazette … [Read more…]
The New York Times (19/01/14) explores the topic of education and nationalism in Israel, as Arabs grapple with what curriculum to teach children. The Japan Times (19/01/14) also looks at nationalism and language education in East Asian countries, and argues that “English-language education is fraught with deeper undercurrents of language protectionism and national identity”.
Read on for some SEN articles that reflect on some news items reported on the blog over the past several weeks: The Nation-State Form and the Emergence of ‘Minorities’ in Syria, Benjamin White, Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2007, pp. 64-85. Minorities are specifically modern political groupings: they belong to the era of nation-states. This article explores the … [Read more…]
The New York Times (28/09/13) re-imagines a new Middle East along with new borders, in a multitude of ways. The BBC (27/09/13) analyses football and the rise of nationalism in Central Europe in its World Service radio programme.
In today’s selection of past article we reflect on the difference a century makes to two of the nationalisms which cropped up in last week’s news: those of Russia and Albania. The Relevance of Kohn’s Dichotomy to the Russian Nineteenth-Century Concept of Nationalism Volume 8, Issue 3, pages 560–578, December 2008 This article challenges the common distinction between a … [Read more…]
The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) held its 21st annual conference on 5-7 April, 2011, at the London School of Economics and Political Science. The theme of this year’s conference was on the role of ritual and performance in the (re)production of the nation. ASEN was delighted to host six keynote speakers: … [Read more…]