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MIT21A_226F09_q16 - Nov. 2, 2009 QUESTIONS ON NAGEL (Sex...

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Nov. 2, 2009 QUESTIONS ON NAGEL (Sex and Nationalism), STOLER, HENG AND DEVAN 1. Nagel speaks of a moral economy of nationalism (p. 146). Discuss. 2. Describe Durkheim’s theory concerning ways in which deviance (rule-breaking) are in fact useful for society. 3. What is “the colonial gaze”? List three characteristics typical of the colonial sexual script assigned to colonized (“native”) men. 4. Describe the role of sexuality in the Sepoy War in India in 1857. 5. Describe the most frequently occurring policies aimed at mixed-race children developed by colonial administrations. 6. What is “orientalism”? Nagel speaks of an “internal orientalism” directed at certain categories of women (p. 159). Compare the Chinese example of internal orientalism (the article by Schein that we read earlier) to U.S. examples. 7. List the most common ways nationalism is masculinized. Nagel says that “nationalist politics is a major venue for ‘accomplishing’ masculinity” (p. 160). Discuss. 8.
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2.158 taught by Professor Ericajames during the Spring '03 term at MIT.

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