Readings

Required Books

[Eriksen] = Buy at Amazon Eriksen, Thomas Hylland. Ethnicity and Nationalism: Anthropological Perspectives . 3rd ed. Pluto, 2010. ISBN: 9780745330426. [Preview in Google Books ]

[Gladney] = Buy at Amazon Gladney, DruC. Ethnic Identity in China: The Making of a Muslim Minority Nationality . 2nd ed. Harcourt Brace, 2003. ISBN: 9780534066987.

[Nagel] = Buy at Amazon Nagel, Joane. American Indian Ethnic Renewal: Red Power and the Resurgence of Identity and Culture . Oxford University Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780195120639. [Preview with Google Books ]

[Wade] = Buy at Amazon Wade, Peter. Race, Nature, and Culture . Pluto Press, 2002. ISBN: 9780745314594.

SES # TOPICS READINGS
1 Introduction to the Study of Ethnic and National Identity: The Stakes, and Why the Stakes Are So High
2 Ethnic Identity I

Begin [Gladney], pp. 1–23.

[Nagel], pp. 3–13. [Preview with Google Books ]

[Eriksen] "What is Ethnicity?" pp. 1–22. [Preview with Google Books ]

3 Ethnic Identity II

[Gladney], pp. 25–54.

[Nagel], pp. 19–33. [Preview with Google Books ]

4 Ethnic Identity III: The Hui [Gladney], pp. 57–132.
5 Nation and Nationalism I [Gladney], pp. 135–76.
6 Nation and Nationalism II

[Eriksen] "Nationalism," pp. 117-46. [Preview with Google Books ]

Harrison, Simon. "Identity as a Scarce Resource." Social Anthropology 7, no . 3 (1999): 239–51.

7 Ethnicity, state, Nation

[Eriksen] "Ethnic Identification and Ideology," and "Ethnicity in History," pp. 70-94 (24) and 95–115.

Buy at Amazon Maybury–Lewis, David. "Ethnic Groups." In Indigenous Peoples, Ethnic Groups, and the State. Allyn and Bacon, 2001, pp. 47–79. ISBN: 9780205337460.

8 State, Nation, Culture

Buy at Amazon Maybury–Lewis, David. "The State." In Indigenous Peoples, Ethnic Groups, and the State. Allyn and Bacon, 2001, pp. 105–30. ISBN: 9780205337460.

Buy at Amazon Schein, Louisa. "The Consumption of Color and the Politics of White Skin in Post–Mao China." In The Gender Sexuality Reader . Edited by Roger Lancaster and Micaela Di Leonardo. Routledge, 1997, pp. 473–86. ISBN: 9780415910057.

Buy at Amazon Robins, Kevin. "Interrupting Identities: Turkey/Europe." In Questions of Cultural Identity. Edited by Stuart Hall and Paul du Gay. Sage Publications, 1996, pp. 64–82. ISBN: 9780803978836. [Preview with Google Books ]

9 Culture: Definitions

[Eriksen] "The Social Organisation of Cultural Distinctiveness," pp. 43–69. [Preview with Google Books ]

[Nagel] "Constructing Culture," and "Deconstructing Ethnicity," pp. 43–54 and 60–72.

Buy at Amazon Handler, Richard."On Having a Culture: Nationalism and the Preservation of Quebec's Patrimoine." In Objects and Others: Essays on Museums and Material Culture. Edited by George W. Stocking. University of Wisconsin Press, 1985, pp. 192–215. ISBN: 9780299103200. [Preview with Google Books ]

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Buy at Amazon Wilson, Ara. "American Catalogues of Asian Brides." In Anthropology for the Nineties, Introductory Readings . Edited by Johnetta B. Cole. Free Press, 1988, pp. 114-24. ISB: 9780029064412.

10 Ethnic Conflict I

Buy at Amazon Maybury-Lewis, David. "Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing." In Indigenous Peoples, Ethnic Groups, and the State . Allyn and Bacon, 2001, pp. 81–103. ISBN: 9780205337460.

Buy at Amazon Eller, Jack David. "Rwanda and Burundi: When Two Tribes Go to War?" In From Culture to Ethnicity to Conflict: An Anthropological Perspective on International Ethnic Conflict . University of Michigan Press, 1999, pp. 195–241. ISBN: 9780472085385. [Preview with Google Books ]

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Stephen, Lynn. " The Construction of Indigenous Suspects: Militarization and the Gendered and Ethnic Dimensions of Human Rights Abuses in Southern Mexico ." American Ethnologist 26, no. 4 (1999): 822–42.

11 Ethnic Conflict II

Buy at Amazon Eller, Jack David. "The Kurds: Frustrated Nationalism." In From Culture to Ethnicity to Conflict: An Anthropological Perspective on International Ethnic Conflict . University of Michigan Press, 1999, pp. 143–93. ISBN: 9780472085385. [Preview with Google Books ]

Malkki, Liisa. " National Geographic: The Rooting of Peoples and the Territorialization of National Identity Among Scholars and Refugees ." Cultural Anthropology 7, no. 1 (1992): 24–44.

12 Race I [Wade] "Defining Race," "Existing Approaches to Race," and "Historicising Racialised Natures," pp. 1–15, 16–36, and 37–68.
13 Race II [Wade] "Genetics and Kinship: The Interpenetration of Nature and Culture," "Race, Nature and Culture," and "Embodying Racialised Natures," pp. 69–96, 97–111, and 112–22.
14 Race III

Buy at Amazon Omi, Michael, and Howard Winant. "Racial Formation." In Oppression, Privilege, and Resistance: Theoretical Perspectives on Racism, Sexism, and Heterosexism . Edited by Lisa Heldke and Peg O'Connor. McGraw–Hill, 2003, pp. 115–42. ISBN: 9780072882438.

Buy at Amazon Hill, Jane H. "The Persistence of White Racism." In The Everyday Language of White Racism . Wiley–Blackwell, 2008, pp. 1–30. ISBN: 9781405184540. [Preview with Google Books ]

15 Ethnic Identity, Nationalism and Gender

Buy at Amazon Cadena, Marisol de la. ""Women are More Indian": Ethnicity and Gender in a Community Near Cuzco."  In Ethnicity, Markets and Migration in the Andes: At the Crossroads of History and Anthropology . Edited by Brooke Larson, Olivia Harris, and Enrique Tandeter. Duke University Press, 1995, pp. 329–48. ISBN: 9780822316473. [Preview in Google Books ]

Buy at Amazon Smith, Carol. "Race, Class, Gender Ideology in Guatemala: Modern and Anti–modern Forms." In Women Out of Place: The Gender of Agency and the Race of Nationality . Edited by Brackette Williams. Routledge, 1996, pp. 50–78. ISBN: 9780415914970.

16 Ethnic Identity, State, and Sexuality

Buy at Amazon Nagel, Joane. "Sex and Nationalism: Sexually Imagined Communities." In Race, Ethnicity and Sexuality: Intimate Intersections, Forbidden Frontiers . Oxford University Press, 2003, pp. 140–76. ISBN: 9780195127478.

Buy at Amazon Stoler, Ann. "Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Gender, Race and Morality in Colonial Asia." In Gender at the Crossroads of Knowledge: Feminist Anthropology in the Postmodern Era. Edited by Micaela Di Leonardo. University of California Press, 1991, pp. 13–31. ISBN: 9780520070936. [Preview with Google Books ]

Buy at Amazon Heng, Geraldine, and Janadas Devan. "State Fatherhood: The Politics of Nationalism, Sexuality, and Race in Singapore." In The Gender Sexuality Reader, Culture, History, Political Economy . Edited by Roger Lancaster and Micaela Di Leonardo. Routledge. 1997, pp. 107–21. ISBN: 9780415910057. [Preview with Google Books ]

17 Religion, Ethnicity, the Nation

Ong, Aihwa. " State Versus Islam: Malay Families, Women's Bodies, and the Body Politic in Malaysia ." American Ethnologist 17, no. 2 (1990): 258–76.

Arkin, Kimberly. " Rhinestone Aesthetics and Religious Essence: Looking Jewish in Paris ." American Ethnologist 36, no. 4 (2009): 722–34.

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Malarney, Shaun Kingsley. " The Limits of "State Functionalism" and the Reconstruction of Funerary Ritual in Contemporary Northern Vietnam ." American Ethnologist 23, no. 3 (1996): 540–61.

Buy at Amazon Kahn, Susan. "Jewish and Gentile Sperm: Rabbinic Discourse on Sperm and Paternal Relatedness." In Reproducing Jews: A Cultural Account of Assisted Conception in Israel . Duke University Press, 2000, pp. 87–111. ISBN: 9780822325987. [Preview with Google Books ]

18 Language and Culture, Ethnicity, Race

Buy at Amazon Stavenhagen, Rodolfo. "Language and Social Identity." In Talking About People: Readings in Contemporary Cultural Anthropology . Edited by William A. Haviland and Robert J. Gordon. Mayfield Publication Corporation, 1993, pp. 41–3. ISBN: 9781559341417. Originally published in United Nations Work in Progress 13, no. 2 (December).

Whiteley, Peter. " Do "Language Rights" Serve Indigenous Interests? Some Hopi and Other Queries ." American Anthropologist 105, no. 4 (2003): 712–22.

Buy at Amazon Linke, Uli. ""There is a Land Where Everything is Pure": Linguistic nationalism and identity politics in Germany." In Race, Nature and the Politics of Difference . Edited by Donald Moore, Jake Kosek, and Anand Pandian. Duke University Press, 2003, pp. 149–73. ISBN: 9780822330912. [Preview with Google Books ]

Buy at Amazon Hill, Jane. "Language in White Racism: An Overview." In The Everyday Language of White Racism. Wiley–Blackwell, 2008, pp. 31–48. ISBN: 9781405184540. [Preview with Google Books ]

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Urla, Jacqueline. " Contesting Modernities: Language Standardization and the Production of an Ancient Modern Basque Culture ." Critique of Anthropology 13, no. 2 (1993): 101–18.

19 Culture Recovery

[Nagel] "American Indian Population Growth: Changing Patterns of Indian Ethnic Identification," and "The Politics of American Indian Ethnicity: Solving the Puzzle of Indian Ethnic Resurgence," pp. 83–105 and 113–41.

20 Culture: Appropriations, Heritage, "Selling Culture

[Nagel] "Red Power: Reforging Identity and Culture," and "Renewing Culture and Community," pp. 158–78 and 187–205.

Collins, John. " "But What if I Should Need to Defecate in Your Neighborhood, Madame?": Empire, Redemption, and the "Tradition of the Oppressed" in a Brazilian World Heritage Site ." Cultural Anthropology 23, no. 2 (2008): 279–328.

Optional

Buy at Amazon Moore, Donald, Jake Kosek, and Anand Pandian, eds. "Pulp Fictions of Indigenism." In Race, Nature and the Politics of Difference. Duke University Press, 2003, pp. 356–79. ISBN: 9780822330912. [Preview with Google Books ]

Buy at Amazon Wernitznig, Dagmar. "White Shamanism." In Going Native or Going Naïve?: White Shamanism and the Neo–Noble Savage. University Press of America, 2003, pp. 1–27. ISBN: 9780761824954. [Preview with Google Books ]
21 Human Rights, Collective Rights

Buy at Amazon Messer, Ellen. "Anthropologists in a World With and Without Human Rights." In Exotic No More: Anthropology on the Front Lines . Edited by Jeremy MacClancy. University of Chicago Press, 2002, pp. 319–34. ISBN: 9780226500133. [Preview with Google Books ]

[Nagel] "Reconstructing Federal Indian Policy: From Termination to Self–Determination," and "The Problematics of American Indian Ethnicity," pp. 213–28 and 234–48.

22 New Social Movements

Buy at Amazon Warren, Kay, and Jean Jackson, eds. "Introduction: Studying Indigenous Activism in Latin America." In Indigenous Movements, Self–Representation, and the State in Latin America . University of Texas Press, 2003, pp. 1–46. ISBN: 9780292791411. [Preview with Google Books ]

Buy at Amazon Graham, Laura. "How Should an Indian Speak? Amazonian Indians and the Symbolic Politics of Language in the Global Public Sphere." In Indigenous Movements, Self–Representation, and the State in Latin America . Edited by Warren and Jackson. University of Texas Press, 2003, pp. 181–228. ISBN: 9780292791411. [Preview with Google Books ]

23 Transnationalism, Globalization and Culture

Verdery, Katherine. " Transnationalism, Nationalism, Citizenship, and Property: Eastern Europe since 1989 ." American Ethnologist 25, no. 2 (1998): 291–306.

[Nagel] "Identity Politics, Culture and Rights," and "The Non–Ethnic," pp. 174–97 and 198–219.

Optional

Appadurai, Arjun. " Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy ." Public Culture 2, no. 2 (1990): 1–24.

24 The State: Hegemony and Push–back

El–Haj, Nadia Abu. " Translating Truths: Nationalism, the Practice of Archaeology, and the Remaking of Past and Present in Contemporary Jerusalem ." American Ethnologist 25, no. 2 (1998): 166–88.

[Eriksen] "Minorities and the State," pp. 147–73.

Optional

Buy at Amazon Lewis, Herbert. "Jewish Ethnicity in Israel: Ideologies, Policies, and Outcomes." In Ethnicity and the State . Edited by Judith Toland. Transaction Publishers, 1992, pp. 201–29. ISBN: 9781560006176. [Preview with Google Books ]

25 Summing Up

Li, Tania. " Articulating Indigenous Identity in Indonesia: Resource Politics and the Tribal Slot ." Comparative Study of Society and History 42, no. 1 (2000): 149–79.

Buy at Amazon Schirmer, Jennifer. "The Looting of Democratic Discourse by the Guatemalan Military: Implications for Human Rights." In Constructing Democracy: Human Rights, Citizenship, and Society in Latin America . Edited by Elizabeth Jelin and Eric Hershberg. Westview Press, 1996, pp. 85–97. ISBN: 9780813324388.

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Buy at Amazon Trouillot, Michel–Rolph. "Anthropology and the Savage Slot." In Recapturing Anthropology: Working in the Present (Advanced Seminar Series) . Edited by Richard Fox. School of American Research Press, 1991, pp. 17–44. ISBN: 9780933452770.

26 Student Reports

Buy at Amazon Eller, Jack David. "Ethnicity, Culture, and the Past." In From Culture to Ethnicity to Conflict: An Anthropological Perspective on International Ethnic Conflict . University Michigan Press, 1999, pp. 7–48. ISBN: 9780472085385. [Preview with Google Books ]

Optional

Buy at Amazon ———. "Anthropology, Ethnicity and the Representation of Culture." In From Culture to Ethnicity to Conflict: An Anthropological Perspective on International Ethnic Conflict. University Michigan Press, 1999, pp. 49–94. ISBN: 9780472085385. [Preview with Google Books ]

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