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Lecture 17

SOCI 230 Lecture 17: SOCI230L17


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCI 230
Professor
Zoua Vang
Lecture
17

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017
SOCI 230: Lecture 17
CANADIAN NATIONAL IDENTITY
-DEFINITIONS
State
-Centrally organized institution or set of institutions whose central aim is to
enforce order
Nation
-People tied together ethnically (or civically) and having a shared culture, long
history, and mutual recognitions members of the same group
National Identity
-Collective ID of a political community (eg. nation)
-NATIONALISM
Political ideol + collec. action
Principle = congruence b/w nat’l. and poli. units
Nation (ethnic) = state (political)
Violation of principle —> nationalist sentiment (anger) —> movement, conflict,
violence, war
Possible violations:
-St. failure to incl. all members of the nation
-Inclusion of all nat’l. members + foreigners
-Failure to incl. all nationals, yet includes non-nationals
-State rulers not from majority gr.
Nationalism emerges in a context where nations are already in existence
-existing, old nation —> nationalist movements
But reverse may be poss. too:
-nationalist movements —> sense of national ID, core political unit
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