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ANTH 1220 Lecture 73: Lecture 73

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ANTH 1220
Ellen R.Judd

Oc98 Indians mimic Americans with their accents at call centers Changing identities for other people Americans want to talk to other Americans Transnationalism: Processes by which immigrants maintain social, economic, religious, and political ties to both their immigrant communities and their communities back home Trans = cross Also knowledge that is passes back and forth between nations Nationalism and Pluralism: Nationalism: allegiance to the nation as a symbolic identity th th o 18 20 centuries o Nation=contested o Anderson imagined communities Nations divide based on religion, ethic groups, language, culture, boundaries, folklore Artificial idea ex: Canada does not have just one of any of those (many religions, many languages, etc) Do we feel a strong tie to Canada, or would we pick up and leave if given the chance? Ethnic cleansing: when we want people who dont belong in Canada to leave Ethnic groups as structural features in states Tensions between ethnic differences and national identity state strategies Decolonization and ethnic pluralism Ex: Aboriginal decolonization, India (preBritish 1947) get rid of the
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