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Ethnic and national minorities in Central Europe - AET101000
Title: Ethnic and national minorities in Central Europe
Guaranteed by: Department of Ethnology and Central European and Balkan Studies (21-UESEBS)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Actual: from 2023
Semester: winter
Points: 0
E-Credits: 6
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (45)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
Note: you can enroll for the course repeatedly
course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: prof. PhDr. Leoš Šatava, CSc.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Richard Keračík
Class: Exchange - 08.9 Others-Humanities
Exchange - 14.7 Anthropology
Exchange - 14.9 Others-Social Sciences
Annotation
This course focuses on the research of ethnic and national minorities in Central Europe and their history. Students will learn about the cultural, historical, and social aspects of minorities and their relationships with the majority in various countries in Central Europe. The course deals with the development and changes in the history of these minorities in different countries, as well as the consequences of these changes for their current situation. It also addresses contemporary issues such as discrimination, integration, and minority rights. Students will be introduced to cases and examples from countries such as Poland Hungary,.Slovakia, and Czechia. This course allows students to discuss different approaches to solving minority issues in Central Europe and their impact on society as a whole.<br>
Last update: Jakoubková Budilová Lenka, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (04.05.2023)
Aim of the course

Learning outcomes of the academic course "Ethnic and National Minorities in Central Europe" could include:

1. Knowledge and understanding of the historical and cultural background of ethnic and national minorities in Central Europe.

2. Ability to analyze the complex relationships between minorities and majorities in various countries in Central Europe.

3. Understanding of the current situation of ethnic and national minorities in Central Europe, including their rights, integration, and discrimination issues.

4. Critical evaluation of different approaches to solving minority issues in Central Europe and their impact on society as a whole.

5. Ability to compare and contrast the experiences of different minorities in Central Europe, including those from Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and Czechia.

6. Enhancement of communication and critical thinking skills through class discussions and assignments.

Last update: Jakoubková Budilová Lenka, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (04.05.2023)
Course completion requirements

CREDIT VALUE

6 EC

TYPE OF EVALUATION

The final grade will be based on results of::

  1.  Final exam 80%
  2. Course attendance, active participation, reading of the assigned texts: 20%

Minimum for the successful completing of the course: 80%.

Last update: Jakoubková Budilová Lenka, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (04.05.2023)
Literature

Suggested reading

AGARIN, Timofey, KALLAS, Kristina and PALERMO, Francesco.National Minorities in Europe: Handbook. 2018.

CORDELL, Karl. Ethnic Conflict and Conciliation in Central Europe. In: CORDEL, Karl (ed.): The Politics of Ethnicity in Central Europe. London, Palgrave Macmillan 2000, pp. 26-49. (Reading) (PDF)

GELLNER, Ernst. Nations and Nationalism. London: Blackwell Publishers, 1983.

GERŐCS, Tamás - KISS, Tamás . “National Minorities in Hungary: New Challenges, Old Fears.” In National Minorities and Interethnic Relations in Europe: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings, edited by Till F. Paasche and Reetta Toivanen, 159-178. Cham: Springer, 2019.

PECH, Stanley Z. The Nationalist Movements of the Austrian Slavs in 1848: A Comparative Sociological Profile IN Social history, Vol. 9 No. 18, 1976.

Last update: Jakoubková Budilová Lenka, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (04.05.2023)
Syllabus

COURSE PROGRAM

1st WEEK: XXX

LECTURE: INTRODUCTION INTO THE COURSE SUBJECT. GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE HISTORY, STATUTE AND RECOGNITION OF ETHNIC AND NATIONAL MINORITIES IN POLAND, CZECHIA, SLOVAKIA AND HUNGARY.

Readings:

AGARIN, Timofey, KALLAS, Kristina and PALERMO, Francesco: National Minorities in Europe: Handbook. 2018.

BIRO, Anna-Maria et al. (ed.): Populism, Memory and Minority Rights: Central and Eastern European Issues in Global Perspective. Leiden, Boston, Brill Nijhoff, 2018.

GELLNER, Ernst: Nations and Nationalism. London: Blackwell Publishers, 1983.

GELLNER, Ernst: Language and Solitude: Wittgenstein, Malinowski and the Habsburg Dilemma. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

JUDSON, P. M. Exclusive Revolutionaries: Liberal Politics, Social Experience, and National Identity in the Austrian Empire, 1848-1914. University of Michigan Press, 2008.

KAMUSELLA, T. Words in Space and Time: A Historical Atlas of Language Politics in Modern Central Europe. Central European University Press, 2019.

MALLOY, Tove H. and MARKO, Joseph: Minorities in Central and Eastern Europe. 2018.

2nd WEEK: XXX

LECTURE: TERMINOLOGY, ETHNIC AND NATIONAL MINORITIES: MODELS AND APPROACHES, CENTRAL EUROPEAN CONTEXT. SCIENTIFIC VERSUS POLITICAL FRAMEWORK.

Readings:

SULLIVAN, Terry: Nationalism and the Nation State in Central Europe. In: CORDEL, Karl (ed.): The Politics of Ethnicity in Central Europe. London, Palgrave Macmillan 2000, pp. 6-25. (Reading) (PDF)

CORDELL, Karl: Ethnic Conflict and Conciliation in Central Europe. In: CORDEL, Karl (ed.): The Politics of Ethnicity in Central Europe. London, Palgrave Macmillan 2000, pp. 26-49. (Reading) (PDF)

SALVENDY, John T: The Dynamics of Prejudice in Central Europe. International Journal of Psychotherapy, vol. 4, no. 2, 1999. (PDF)

3rd WEEK: XXX

LECTURE: ETHNIC MINORITIES IN POLAND: KARAITES  AND TATARS.

Readings:

KAMUSELLA, Tomasz. "Chapter 1: Nation-building and minorities in Poland, 1918–1939." In The Politics of Language and Nationalism in Modern Central Europe, edited by Tomasz Kamusella and Motoki Nomachi, 27-64. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. (Reading) (PDF)

KIZILOV, Mikhail. The Karaites of Galicia: An Ethnoreligious Minority Among the Ashkenazim, the Turks, and the Slavs, 1772-1945. Brill, 2009

PAWLIC-MISKIEWICZ, Barbara. Performance of Identity of Polish Tatars: From Religious Holidays to Everyday Rituals. Routledge, 2019.

4th WEEK: XXX

LECTURE: LEMKOS IN POLAND. PEOPLE FROM THE BORDERLANDS ON THE EDGE OF THEIR OWN EXISTENCE.

HORNSBY, Michael. Revitalizing Minority Languages: New Speakers of Breton, Yiddish and Lemko. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

DUDRA, Stefan. Lemkos - the rediscovered nation. Przegląd Narodowościowy / Review of Nationalities, [online], 8/2018, pp. 111-132. ISSN 2084-4099

 

5th WEEK: XXX

LECTURE: NATIONAL MINORITIES IN POLAND: BELARUSIAN, CZECH, LITHUANIAN, GERMAN, ARMENIAN, RUSSIAN, SLOVAK, UKRAINIAN  and JEWISH.

Readings:

ALEKSEEVA, Olga. The Belarusian Minority in Poland. 2011.             

HERMAN, Alexandra. The Feminisation of Tradition. The Case of the Ukrainian Minority in Poland. Sciendo, 2019.    

PASIEKA, Agnieszka. Reenacting ethnic cleansing: people's history and elitist nationalism in contemporary Poland. Nations and Nationalism 22 (1), 63 – 83, 2016.                                   

POLKOWSKA, Dominika. FILIPEK Kamil. Grateful Precarious Worker?Ukrainian Migrants in Poland. In Review of Radical Political Economics, 2019.                                    

RĘBISZ, Sławomir. SIKORA, Ilona. The Main Motivations of Ukrainian Students Who Choose to Study in Poland. In Practice and Theory in Systems of Education, Volume 10 Number 4 2015.                                                        

UDREA, Andreea. SMITH Davi. CORDELL, Karl.  Karta Polaka, Poland and its Co-ethnics Abroad. Ethnopolitics 20:1, pages 1-11. 2021                            

ZIELIŃSKI, Konrad. CZEŚNIAK-ZIELIŃSKA, Magdalena. MATYSIAK,DOMARADZKA. Ilona, Anna.WIDŁA, Łukasz,HEINRICH, Hans-Georg

6th WEEK: XXX

LECTURE: IMAGINING THE NATION: NATIONAL ISSUES IN THE HABSBURG EMPIRE

Readings:

BACH. Ulrich E. TROPICS OF VIENNA. Colonial Utopias of the Habsburg Empire. 2021.

PECH.Stanley Z. The Nationalist Movements of the Austrian Slavs in 1848: A Comparative Sociological Profile IN Social history, Vol. 9 No. 18 1976

 

7th WEEK: XXX

LECTURE: HUNGARY, MINORITIES AND MINORITY POLITICS

Readings:

DOBOS, Balázs. “The Minority Self-Governments in Hungary”. In Autonomy Arrangements in the World, 2nd edition. 2022.  

EILER, Ferenc- HÁJKOVÁ, Dagmar et al. Czech and Hungarian Minority Policy in Central Europe 1918-1938, 2009.                                                                                   

GERŐCS, Tamás - KISS, Tamás . “National Minorities in Hungary: New Challenges, Old Fears.” In National Minorities and Interethnic Relations in Europe: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings, edited by Till F. Paasche and Reetta Toivanen, 159-178. Cham: Springer, 2019.

PÉTI. Márton, SZABÓ. Laura, OBÁRDOVICZ. Csilla, SZABÓ, Balázs, CSÉCSI. Dávid, Analyzing Ethnocentric Immigration through the Case of Hungary – Demographic Effects of Immigration from Neighboring Countries to Hungary. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies 8:4, pages 128-153, 2021.

VIZI, Balázs: Hungary: A model with lasting problems. In: RECHEL, Bernd (ed.): Minority Rights in Central and Eastern Europe. London, Routledge, pp. 119-134. (PDF), 2009.

 

8th WEEK:XXX

LECTURE: SLOVAKIA: MINORITIES AND MINORITY POLITICS, HUNGARIAN MINORITY

Readings:

AUER, Stefan: Slovakia: From marginalization of ethnic minorities to political participation (and back?). In: RECHEL, Bernd (ed.): Minority Rights in Central and Eastern Europe. London, Routledge 2009, pp. 195-209. (PDF) Hungarian Minorities in Postcommunist Slovakia and Romania. In: JENNE, Erin K.: Ethnic Bargaining. The Paradox of Minority Empowerment. London, Cornell University Press 2007, pp. 91-124. (PDF)

HARRIS, Erika. Moving politics beyond the State: The Hungarian minority in Slovakia. Perspectives, 27, pp. 43-123. (PDF), 2006.

CSERGO. Zsuzsa. Talk of the Nation: Language and Conflict in Romania and Slovakia. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2007.

 

9th WEEK:XXX

CZECHIA: MINORITIES AND MINORITY POLITICS, GERMAN MINORITY

Reading:

EILER, Ferenc- HÁJKOVÁ, Dagmar et al. Czech and Hungarian Minority Policy in Central Europe 1918-1938, 2009.

GLASSHEIM, Eagle. National Mythologies and Ethnic Cleansing: The Expulsion of Czechoslovak Germans in 1945. In Central European History, Vol. 33, No. 4 (2000), pp. 463-486.

SPURNÝ, Matěj. Migration and Cleansing Building a New Society in the Czech Borderlands after 1945. IN Seeking Peace in the Wake of War. Amsterdam University Press, 2015.                                                                            

 

10th WEEK:XXX

CZECHIA: THE SLOVAK MINORITY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC: IDENTITY, INTEGRATION, AND CHALLENGES

Readings:

ŠRAJEROVÁ, Oľga. Slovaks in the Czech Lands after 1945 – between the State Nation, Minority and Assimilation. Glasnik Etnografskog instituta 67(3):631-648, 2019.

 

11th WEEK:XXX

LECTURE:CURRENT CHALLENGES AND ISSUES FACING ROMA COMMUNITIES IN THE VISEGRAD GROUP COUNTRIES

Readings:

THELEN, Peter. Roma in Europe. From social exclusion to active participation. Skopje: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 2005.                                                                                          

ŠTEFANČÍK, Radoslav. THE FAR-RIGHT AND THE ROMA; REFLECTION OF ANTI-ROMA RHETORIC IN ELECTORAL BEHAVIOR IN SLOVAKIA. In ACTA GEOGRAPHICA UNIVERSITATIS COMENIANAE, Vol. 66, 2022, No. 2, pp. 165-186.

Roma Migration to and from Canada: The Czech, Hungarian and Slovak Case

 

12th WEEK: XXX

LECTURE: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS: NAVIGATING THE COMPLEXITIES OF NEW MIGRATION IN CENTRAL EUROPE

Readings:

BOUČEK. Stanislav. The Visible and Invisible Vietnamese in the Czech Republic. The Problems of Adaptation of the Modern-Day Ethnic Group in the Local Environment of the Czech Majority.  Národopisný věstník. 2018, 35 (77), No 2, p. 98-103. ISSN 1211-8117.WEINAR. Agnieszka. Multiculturalism debates in Poland. Center for International Relations.Center for International Relations, 2007

Anna POSMIEKOWICZ. Religion, Multiculturalism and Racism in Poland.2017

13th WEEK: XXX

TEST

Last update: Jakoubková Budilová Lenka, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (04.05.2023)
 
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