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Social inequality linked to colonialism and the wealth of nations

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University of Toronto St. George
Lorne Tepperman

Social inequality linked to colonialism and the wealth of nations Some important definitions Regions: geographical, economic and ecological units Nations: mainly political units, and often coincide with “state” Empires: collection of dominated states and regions The historic role of colonialism  Colonization opens new territories to exploitation  In time, new nation-states may arise, however they may not have a national identity and unity  Nations often require nationalism to achieve national equity - Nationalism implies strong feelings of connection with the nation. Nationalism stresses the superiority of the nation-state over other forms of rule.  Ethnic nationalism is based on the idea of a birthplace as a “motherland” Citizenship is held to be an inherited characteristic- a matter of blood People are born into a particular nationality; this place of birth shapes their interests, sentiments, and attachment to a particular nation  Some writers suggest that nationalism is a modern religion- like what some sociologists have called a civil religion  What do we mean by “religion” and how can nationalism be like a religion: - Rituals and ceremonies - Ritual objects - Deep emotional attachment - A s
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