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Identities.pdf


Department
Political Science
Course Code
POLI 244
Professor
Stephen Saideman

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Relational
Who are you? / What are you?
Identities define who we are and who we are not, who are the others
Shapes perceptions of world around us
Labels
What does it mean to be nationalist?
Civic vs ethnic
Contested constantly
e.g. "That country is led by nationalist"
As DNA
How one is constituted determines behaviour and outcomes
Deeper level of causality than just interests
Who we are determines
What we want
what we do
how we see others
National
What does it mean to be Canadian/American/Chinese?
Intersubjectives
Not just how we see themselves, but how others see us
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