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POL201Y1
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Sophia Moreau

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Different Theories of Race
-Ways of organizing politically in democratic countries
Categorizes of political identity has meaning.
Economic explanation of race?
Nation-state formation, state policy that establish the boundaries of categorization. The
state defines racial boundaries and how relevant they are.
Boer war- Afrikaanas and English Speakers
Black enfranchisement- status of black, in both wars sacrifice unity for the rights of black
citizens
Bind up the nations wounds
Make race by enshrining it into law, so they limit access to one group- Blacks in (US and
South Africa)
Whether or not
Why do you have the black power move in the US and Black Conscious movement in South
Africa?
Racial political consciousness institutionalized racism, then racial identities are
more salient- crates the tools for opposition of formal racial ordering-more difficult
to organize along the lines of race when state is saying it is colour blind
Implies institutionalize racial difference is useful, otherwise they are unable to
mobilize around race. The system of oppression is insidious if it is not made political.
-Demonstrates the way states create politically identity, stories about democratic state
formation, formation of national identity and the extension of citizenship
Democracy-inclusion and exclusion-male white property owners- extending the franchise,
property owner, race then gender- all adult citizens.
Is Gender like Ethnicity?
The political Representation of Identity groups- Mala Htun
Many countries allocate access to power along lines of gender ethnicity or both- a lot of
countries have written laws that groups that have been disenfranchised in the past will
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Different Theories of Race -Ways of organizing politically in democratic countries Categorizes of political identity has meaning. Economic explanation of race? Nation-state formation, state policy that establish the boundaries of categorization. The state defines racial boundaries and how relevant they are. Boer war- Afrikaanas and English Speakers Black enfranchisement- status of black, in both wars sacrifice unity for the rights of black citizens Bind up the nations wounds Make race by enshrining it into law, so they limit access to one group- Blacks in (US and South Africa) Whether or not Why do you have the black power move in the US and Black Conscious movement in South Africa? Racial political consciousness institutionalized racism, then racial identities are more salient- crates the tools for opposition of formal racial ordering-more difficult
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