Ethnonationalism and Southeast Asia

Ethnonationalism and Southeast Asia
Historical and ethnographic perspectives on social and political dynamics in Southeast Asia, including upland ethnic minority issues, ethnonationalistic movements, geopolitical influences, war, genocide, religious dynamics, and the rise of nationalism in the region.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 RecommendedAnthr 101.
 ProgramsContaining ANTHR 341
Course Outcomes

Theory Building

Through this course, students will engage with some of the more prominent theoretical perspectives on the rise of nationalism, ethnonational dynamics, ethnic differentiation, and conflict.

Cultural Diversity

Using the courses' theoretical base, students will engage with ethnographic material on mainland Southeast Asia in order to understand the history of the region in all of its cultural and political diversity.

Critical Thinking Skills

Students will hone critical thinking skills through seminar discussions where we critique different theoretical perspectives, apply them to and test them with a variety of Southeast Asian ethnographic materials, and develop theoretical lines of coherence from these different social theorists.

Cultural Diversity

Through the assignments of this course, students will also learn to see and therefore critique nationalist consciousness and the politics of statecraft, and apply this crtiique to the ethnographies and historical accounts that we read in the seminar.