SPS 9.Hafta I.Anfi

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SPS 9.Hafta I. Anfi Nationalism The issue “Nationalism “ will be discussed in the light of the following questions: Waht is a nation? What are the main approaches to the study of nationalism? Are there different types of nationalism? Is nationalism about extreme emotions and extraordinary circumstances or can it be banal and omnipresent? Is nationalism a good and\or necessary thing? Renan –as a visionary- asks the question “what constitutes a nation?”. During Renan’s time scholarship on nationalism has seen a renaissance with new ideas presented. In 1882, after German reunited and defeated French different criterias for the concept of nation were presented. At this time, race was started to be seen less of a bioligical, but rather a cultural phenomenon. Using simply th race to define a nation simply wouldn’t be enough. Because no nation existed tha2s so-calle “pure” in sense of culture, biology or race. Renan didin’t believe in the practical use of racism so he was a multiculturalist. Powerstates were the definer of the dominance. You were dominant or dominated according to your power, not according to your race. The way you concur territory, practice military, politics etc. is your criteria for being strong. In this sense racism is not desirable for
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2012 for the course FENS 101 taught by Professor Selçukerdem during the Fall '12 term at Sabancı University.

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