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4/10/08 DISCUSSION Outline: I. Papers II. McAlister III. Final exam ?s – small groups -one of the main arguments of this course has been nationalism and it’s construction -we shouldn’t take it for granted -it can be used to analyze lots (e.g., soldiers, the pledge, classes) and used to explain why we do certain things McAlister’s Epic Encounters: King Tut, Commodity Nationalism, and the Politics of Oil, 1973-1979 -racialization -> are the Egyptians considered black or white? -diff. races were trying to portray Egyptians as white or black according to their own interests -one drop rule? -> whiteness as a commodity, used to preserve whiteness and suggests you can become contaminated -a legal construct -civilization -Black nationalism -museums, “exhibits” -commodity nationalism -universal art -imperial stewardship (pg. 133 quote -> can’t assume Egyptian history as our own so we change it to belonging to mankind and America can then assume is as their own) -once again, trying to consume another’s history and make it our own -education -> nationalism -pg. 126-37 -nationalism going into a crisis, a new concept that we haven’t really seen yet in this course -is the nation no longer the world power that it thought itself to be? (Vietnam also
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course AMCULT 201 taught by Professor Kristenhas during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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