Identity and Multiculturalism Ethnicity and race are socially constructed and are always in flux. Ethnicity in particular is influenced by social processes and institutions.
Canadian state policies and census groupings produce and reproduce divisions in
Wedn, March 19, 2014.
It captures a certain degree of the truth, that there is something to being able to continue a
Should we count smaller scale wars with large scale ethnic conflicts? Eg: In the Balkans, in
Bosnia, in Armenia, northern Irela
[Wedn, March 12, 2014.
Direct consequences of imperialism and colonialism
Empires depend on territorial expansion of their political life. They will end up with a
multiethnic and religious set-up. So they need to rely on a tolerance and acceptance of dive
Wednesday, February 19, 2014.
Democracy and nationalism
Nationalism the principle that dictates the social unit and the political unit and makes then
Supplanting different types of identities into a National one
Creation of nations and nationali
Religion & Religious Minorities:
Encounters with the State,
Modernity, and Secularism
Identity construction, Citizenship, Gender issues
Islam is represented inappropriately in media. Muslims are seen as violent. Does int
Monday, March 31, 2014.
Next assignment: Due next Monday
Ethnic cleansing usually followed by retaliation that doesnt usually attract as much attention,
because it is something like silent ethnic cleansing.
Eg: Balkans, after a number of ethnic cleansing
Monday, February 17, 2014.
Networks that are most available can determine how ppl set boundaries.
Sometimes, networks ppl form consist of ppl of the same ethnicity -usually because of
availability, they associate with friends of their friends,
February 14 nation-building (continue)
Assignment question: National identity prominent only in the last 150 years in the
world, relatively recent?
readings on nationalism (Godner?, Hecker)
2 things happened with modernity:
o tools and benefits br
An Empirical Assessment of Whiteness Theory: Hidden from How many?
by Douglas Hartmann et al
Keywords: Critical race theory, survey methods, racial attitudes, race relations, whiteness studies
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014.
Are there viable alternatives to the model of the nation-state in the modern world? What
do you think might be the best political-institutional system to manage multi-national/polyethnic societi
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August 2, 2004
74-year-old Batisha Hoxha was sitting in her kitchen with her 77-year-old
husband, Izet, staying warm by the stove. They had heard explosions but di
Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
Social Learning theory (by Albert Bandura)
Behavior is also learned through the observations of others
Bandura et als inflatable doll study.
Aggression most likely to increase if models are rewarded and not punished for their
Tuesday, March 24, 2014.
Telling the difference between Egoistic and altruistic motives
How easy is it to escape from a helping situation?
Egoistic motive helping should decline when escape from the situation is easy.
Altruistic motive help is given regar
Thursday, March 20, 2014-03-20
Many species are made for life, humans are not one of them.
Most of the relationship dissolution that we get, is from people who get married and then get
45% of Canadian marriages end in di
1h15 (gives you around a minute/question
How being in a group brings out a different side of us. How is it that we are influenced by being
in a group
We seem to have a preference for b
Friday, March 27th, 2014.
Escape situation has a potential aggression trigger
Potential triggers for aggression: Disobedience, Status violation (How can you talk back to
me?), feeling insulted (Dont feel like the other perso
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014.
First encounters: Liking Others who are similar
We tend to associate with others who are similar to ourselves.
Individuals who have high attitudinal similarity are more likely to develop a relationship tha
Movie: Beyond the Gates
White guy preaches in elem
Negro School Segregation in Ontario and Nova Scotia
Robin W. Winks
Negroes lived in New France and in British North America.
1793: local abolitionist groups against slavery ( Upper Canada)
But slavery ever-present in British Columbia (Nor
Monday, February 24, 2014.
Question: What are the economic (or economistic) explanations for the causes of ethnic conflict?
How are they linked to ethnic antagonisms/violence/conflict?
As we have learned, ethnic conflict
RACE PREJUDICE AS A SENSE OF GROUP POSITION
by Herbert Blumer
Prejudice exists as a feeling/set of feelings lodged in the individual
Feelings of antipathy, hostility, hatred, intolerance, aggressiveness
Race prejudice: matter of relationship between racia
The Citizen Makes an Entree: Redefining the National Community in Quebec
by Danielle Juteau
Language: bearer of a culture
-also seen as a threatened good that much be protected by all residents
trying to define a universal national identity that wo
Ethnic cleansing; undertaken by normal people. Not necessarily a lunatic, people from different
classes. Given different institutional structure and mechanisms, individuals can commit violence
against other individuals, under the i
Wedn, April 2nd, 2014.
Friday, instead of conference we have a lecture INSTEAD OF conference. So that Wednesday
we can review fully for the final.
Usually a lot of human causes associated with it. Human lives can be endangered (Assignment 4)
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014.
Shift in multiculturalism
particularly in 2011, 2012- prime minister publically denouncing that multiculturalism has been a
France and the UK - lack of integration in Muslim immigrants -demo phobia
Movie Response #3
Monday, March 31st, 2014.
In the occurrence of the genocide unfolding in Rwanda, intervention by the international
community was non-e
Monday, March 17, 2014
April 17th, 6 pm FINAL
Very similar in format to midterm, but more essay component
Definition part: 13/24
3 different set of essay questions, you choose which you want to answer.
Multiple explanations as to why ethnic conflict happe
Monday,February 3, 2014.
Unemployment of less educated, less skilled.
highly educated ppl living in the country -unemployment high in that group. might not be a
terrible thing, because it could somehow reduce political tension. Consequence: they
Why is ethnic and national identity something that has become prominent only in the last 100-150 years? People
identify with their ethnic or national background recent? There's a partial answer to this question on nationalism. To
give you a ti