(9) - Nationalism and Ethnic Politics Where does it come...

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Nationalism and Ethnic Politics Where does it come from? Schools of thought - Marxism: Class consciousness surpasses national or other group consciousness - Primordialism: ethnic groups exist and are as old as recorded history. Implication : identities don’t change - ex: hutus and tutsis - Modernization: congruity between the nation and the state (they should speak the same language) ethnic groups but especially nationalism are the product of industrialization. Implication : identities change in response to fundamental social and economic changes - you can have my job, I can have yours - as a result of school system, cultural history, and language (ex: rise of nationalism in Europe) - old traditions are put back in a way that is stylish and Fts to modern society - Constructivism: identities are plastic, social constructs. People accept projects and can switch even for instrumental reasons. ex: Czechoslovakia come into existence after WWI, on the census they had options: German, and Czechoslovak - they did this so the Germans wouldn’t
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