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Course, academic year 2019/2020
State, nation, globalization: infrapolitics of power and identity - JSM558
Title: Stát, národ, globalizace: infrapolitika moci a identity
Czech title: Stát, národ, globalizace: infrapolitika moci a identity
Guaranteed by: Department of Sociology (23-KS)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
Points: 8
E-Credits: 8
Examination process: winter s.:combined
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/2 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: 30 / unknown (30)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information:
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: doc. Mgr. Jakub Grygar, Ph.D.
doc. PhDr. Zdeněk Uherek, CSc.
Teacher(s): doc. Mgr. Jakub Grygar, Ph.D.
doc. PhDr. Zdeněk Uherek, CSc.
Annotation -
Last update: doc. Mgr. Martin Hájek, Ph.D. (03.12.2019)
The course examines the transformation of power practices in relation to the formation, control and reproduction of ethnic identities and ties to the state. We will show how selected processes of definition, supervision and control contribute to the establishment or transformation of ethnic (and hence civic) identities. We will be interested in linking these processes to the state, but we will also notice how these processes are influenced by transnational political and cultural processes accompanying EUization and globalization. The course, which develops topics of political anthropology, consists of lectures and seminars, some of which take the form of excursions outside the faculty building.
Course completion requirements -
Last update: doc. Mgr. Martin Hájek, Ph.D. (03.12.2019)

Class participation: 40%

Oral exam: 60%


100 - 91: A
81 - 90: B 
71 - 80: C 
61 - 70: D 
51 - 60: E
50 - 0: F

Literature -
Last update: doc. Mgr. Martin Hájek, Ph.D. (03.12.2019)


BARTH, Fredrik. 1969. Introduction. In Fredrik Barth (ed.), Ethnic Groups and Boundaries. The Social Organization of Culture Difference. Little, Brown and Company: Boston. Str. 9 - 35.

SZALÓ, Csaba. 2007. Transnacionální migrace. Proměny identit a vědění o nich. Brno: CDK.

TROUILLOT, Michel-Rolph. 2003. Global Transformations. Anthropology and the Modern World. London: Palgrave

VERTOVEC, Steven. 1999. Three meanings of ‘diaspora’, exemplified among South Asian religions. Diaspora 7 (2), In Press 1999.



BAZIN, Jean. 2002. Každému svého Bambaru, Cargo, 1,2/2002. Str. 6-33.

GRILL, Jan. 2015. Struggles for the Folk. Politics of Culture in Czechoslovak Ethnography, 1940s-1950s. History and Anthropology.

GELLNER, Ernest 2005. Jazyk a samota : Wittgenstein, Malinowski a habsburské dilema. Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2005.

HOLÝ, Ladislav 2001. Malý český člověk a skvělý český národ: národní identita a postkomunistická transformace společnosti. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2001.

ŠATAVA, Leoš. 1994. Etnika bez státu. Praha : Ivo Železný.

WIMMER, Andreas and Nina GLICK SCHILLER. 2003. Methodological Nationalism, the Social Sciences, and the Study of Migration: An Essay in Historical Epistemology. The International Migration Review, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 576-610. 

ZANDLOVÁ, Markéta. 2015. Etnická mobilizace a politiky identit: Aromuni v Bulharsku. Praha: Fakulta humanitních studií Univerzity Karlovy. 

Syllabus -
Last update: doc. Mgr. Martin Hájek, Ph.D. (03.12.2019)

A detailed course syllabus is available on the Moodle course page:


1. Introduction to the course

2. The problem of categorization, bounding, ideologies in working with categories

3. Nations, national minorities, diaspora and indigenous people

4. The ethics of covert research

5. Reading week

6. Limited loyalty, the state as a business partner

7. Power in anthropological views of hundreds

8. Corruption in football in the era of globalization

9. Securitization and supervision

10. Bottom view

11. Identity, citizenship and power in the era of intense globalization

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