SSCI 300_Week Ten Class Fourteen_Fall 2008

SSCI 300_Week Ten - 1 SSCI 300 Non-Western World Kevin E Grisham ABD Col ege of Social& Behavioral Sciences California State University San

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Unformatted text preview: 12/4/2008 1 SSCI 300 Non-Western World Kevin E. Grisham, ABD Col ege of Social & Behavioral Sciences California State University, San Bernardino POINTS TO BE COVERED • What is Ethnicity? • Causes of Ethnic Conflict • Costs of Ethnic Conflict • Comparisons of Ethnic Conflict in Africa, Asia, Middle East, & Latin America • Solutions to Ethnic Conflict 12/4/2008 2 The Growth & Impact of Ethnic Conflict • Ethnic rivalries has existed for a long time. • Not just a post-Cold War phenomenon • Cold War & the check on ethnic conflict • Example: Yugoslavia & the Balkan Wars • Growth of ethnic conflict outside of a region • Issue of “contagion effect” • Example: Conflict in Congo What is Ethnicity & Ethnic Identity? • Interchangeability of ethnicity, tribalism, & nationalism • What is ethnicity? • Similar cultural, linguistic, religious, behavioral or biological traits • Distinguishes one group from another • Real differences vs. perceived differences 12/4/2008 3 What is Ethnicity & Ethnic Identity? (con’t.) • Ethnic group • A group composed of individuals who generally share a sense of common identity based on factors such as a common culture, geographic location, & religious beliefs. (249) • Shared experiences • Ethnic pluralism • Identity • A conception of self (249)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2010 for the course SSCI 84424 taught by Professor Grisham during the Spring '10 term at CSU San Bernardino.

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SSCI 300_Week Ten - 1 SSCI 300 Non-Western World Kevin E Grisham ABD Col ege of Social& Behavioral Sciences California State University San

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