Unit 7_Nationalism, Religion, and Globalization.pdf

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International Affairs
INTL 1101
Ioannis Livanis

INTL1101GlobalizationInternational Affairs Unit 7 Nationalism Religion and Globalization NotesWhat Defines EthnicityHigh ethnic solidarity willing to redistribute resource within the groupNo master list what differentiates groups in one place may not important in anotherEthnicity as a social constructionnot inherently politicalEthnicities dont have goalsapoliticalHutus vs Tutsis perceived differences some in all ways British madecreated the distinction between the twoFormer Yugoslavia same language culture different religionsEthnic IdentityAny specific attributes and social institutions that make one group of people culturally different from othersLanguage religion geography customs history and other markersAscriptionan identity assigned at birthLargely fixed during our lives doesnt have a goalNational IdentityInherently political has a goalDefined as a sense of belonging to a nation and a belief in its political aspirationsOften but not always develops from existing ethnic identitySense enhancers common history territory culture economy rights etcWhy it formsEthnic groups may feel oppressed
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