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Nationalism: Interpretations (6 points)


Leader: James Walter

Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The unit delves behind the debates surrounding national identity and the changing structures of the nation-state. Tracing changes across the modern and postmodern, the unit explores the political meaning of contemporary nationalism, including the politics of identity and embodiment, time and space, and the embedded nature of invented traditions. It asks to what extent the boundaries and identities of the nation-state are sustained as the world becomes increasingly globalised. Throughout, the abiding concern is to rethink the underpinnings of the nation-state as it undergoes momentous change into the new century.

Assessment: Essay (2500 words): 50% + Take-home examination (2000 words): 40% + Seminar participation: 10%

Contact Hours: 2 hours (1 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial) per week

Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in Politics, Anthropology or Sociology

Corequisites: PLT2150

Prohibitions: PLT3152, COS2552 and COS3352

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