SOCL 5114 Ethnicity and the State 2013 Fall (Rabinowitz)
(Ethnicity and the State 2013)

Is ethnicity ascriptive or negotiated? Does it foreshadow, compliment, compete or subvert sensibilities such as nationalism, religious affiliation or class solidarity? Is it an empowering, emancipatory vector which contributes to freedom and equality, or an essentializing, coercive force that reifies difference, alienation and violence? How do ethnic sensibilities co-habit with the modern and post-modern state? How do liberal theory and its imperfect praxis contribute to this field? How valid are their critiques?