ANTHR 341

Ethnonationalism and Southeast Asia

Anthropology College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

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.

When Taught

Winter

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Recommended

Anthr 101

Title

Theory Building

Learning Outcome

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.

Title

Cultural Diversity

Learning Outcome

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.

Title

Critical Thinking Skills

Learning Outcome

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.

Title

Cultural Diversity

Learning Outcome

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.