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240086 SE Creating national identities (P4) (2011W)

Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 40 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 10.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Monday 24.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Monday 14.11. 16:15 - 19:30 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Monday 21.11. 16:15 - 19:30 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Monday 28.11. 16:15 - 19:30 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Monday 05.12. 16:15 - 19:30 Seminarraum D, NIG 4. Stock
Monday 12.12. 16:15 - 19:30 Seminarraum D, NIG 4. Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

In particular the following questions should be addressed:
What is the role of symbolism in creating nation identities?
How are traditions and histories used to create national identities?
What is the use of creating national histories/myths and national languages?
How are state spaces signified?

Assessment and permitted materials

Students are requested to present a paper (including a handout of 1 page) and to actively participate in the seminar including reading of obligatory course literature. At the end of the seminar a written paper of max. 20 pages (in English or German) has to be submitted. Last deadline for submission of papers is end of March 2012.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This seminar aims to highlight different approaches employed to create national identities such as symbols of state and nation hood, mass spectacles, re-invention of histories and traditions, styles of governmentality etc.

Examination topics

Based on the obligatory reading material and case studies presented by seminar participants the above mentioned research questions should be addressed.
English will be used as a means of communication

Reading list

Obligatory reading material and key publications will be made available in the 'Handbibliothek', further literature will be provided via the homepage of the institute
Homepage: http://www.univie.ac.at/Voelkerkunde

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