Ethnicity, Culture and Politics

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LBA025B05
Vaknaam Ethnicity, Culture and Politics
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Ethnicity, Culture and Politics
Leerdoelen Understanding central concepts and most important contemporary theories about social order, state formation, nationalism, culture, and ethnicity;
Insight into the usefulness and limits of such concepts and theories for understanding contemporary globalisation and related conflicts in developing countries as well as in modern multicultural societies.
Omschrijving The course discusses political, social and cultural aspects of globalisation and of development problems, focusing especially on societies outside the North-Atlantic world. It discusses questions such as: Which processes have led to the development of the modern state, democracy and civil society? What is the historical, social and cultural basis of nationalism and ethnicity? How can identity be understood, what is identity politics and how does it operate in contemporary conflicts in developing countries as well as in our own? What approaches are available in the analysis of contemporary globalisation?
Political, historical and cultural dimensions of development and globalisation are central in this course. It applies innovative anthropological, political and philosophical theories of identity, nationalism and globalisation from the last few decades and discusses several case studies from Africa.
The course is part of the Minor Development Studies but can also be followed separately. It provides students with a good background to further specialise in development related aspects of their own main field of study.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
Toetsvorm schriftelijk tentamen
(written exam)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator F.H. Eiró de Oliveira, PhD.
Docent(en) F.H. Eiró de Oliveira, PhD. , N.H. Leidinger
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Reader plus internet texts
Entreevoorwaarden no special entry requirements
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc International Business/IB  (minor Development Studies) 3 semester I a keuze
Minor Development Studies 3 semester I a keuze