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Nations and Nationalism - JSM430
Anglický název: Nations and Nationalism
Český název: Národy a nacionalismus
Zajišťuje: Katedra sociologie (23-KS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2022
Semestr: letní
E-Kredity: 8
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:ústní
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:2/0, Zk [HT]
Počet míst: 20 / neurčen (20)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst pro virtuální mobilitu: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
při zápisu přednost, je-li ve stud. plánu
Garant: doc. PhDr. Zdeněk Uherek, CSc.
Vyučující: doc. PhDr. Zdeněk Uherek, CSc.
Třída: Courses for incoming students
Anotace -
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Zdeněk Uherek, CSc. (13.02.2023)
History of the anthropological research of the nationalism (1960s – present). Theory of the Cultural and Ethnic Groups – Anthropological View; changes of the historical meaning of the nation, the tribe and the minority. Ernest Gellner’s theory. Characteristic (and symbols) of the nation, tribe, culture group. Benedict Anderson’s theory. Examples of the nationalists‘ constructions in Europe (Czechs, Slovaks, Poles, Scots); West Europe and USA before 1989 – Reality and Discourse. Examples of the nationalists‘ constructions in post-colonial Africa, Asia and Latin America – Reality and Discourse. Culture groups „without ethnicity“ and culture/ethnic groups in diaspora (Romanies, Jews – Israelies). Nations and ethnic groups in the empires. Great Britain, Eastearn Europe and China – Reality and Discourse. Discourse about the Conflicting Civilisations. Post-communist Countries in 1990s. Ethnic Processes between Chaos and Organised Effort

Podmínky zakončení předmětu -
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Zdeněk Uherek, CSc. (13.02.2023)

Students will attend lectures and seminars, discuss lectured topics and literature, and write and discuss a study on at least three pages (5,400 characters).
The small study will include a brief introduction, a subchapter on the status, methodology, presentation of results and conclusions, and a list of references. If possible, this small study will be discussed in a seminar.

The final test will verify the knowledge of individual topics.

The final test will verify the knowledge of individual topics.
Students can earn up to
- 50 points for the study
- 50 points for the test

Classification of students for fulfilled duties is as follows:
Evaluation criteria:

The marking criteria will be based on the following percentage system:
100 - 91: A (excellent, with minor lapses)
81 - 90: B (very good, above-average achievement, with a few mistakes)
71 - 80: C (good, overall good performance with some significant mistakes)
61 - 70: D (satisfactory, acceptable performance with substantial mistakes)
51 - 60: E (sufficient, performance fulfils minimum requirements)

50 - 0: F (fail)

Literatura -
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Petr Bednařík, Ph.D. (16.02.2020)


Anderson, B. (2016). Imagined communities: Reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism . London: Verso.

Brubaker, R. (2011). Religion and nationalism: Four approaches *. Nations and Nationalism, 18 (1), 2-20. doi: 10.1111 / j.1469-8129.2011.00486.

Brubaker, R. (2011). Religion and nationalism: Four approaches *. Nations and Nationalism, 18 (1), 2-20. doi: 10.1111 / j.1469-8129.2011.00486.

Gellner, E. (1983). Nations and Nationalism . Ithaca, NY: Cornell Univ. Press.

Holy, L. (nd). Nation against state. The Little Czech and the Great Czech Nation, 16-54. doi: 10.1017 / cbo9780511621727.002



Beyer, P. (nd). Globalization and Glocalization. The Sage Handbook of Sociology of Religion, 98-118. doi: 10.4135 / 9781848607965.n6

DeHanas, D. N. & Shterin, M. (2018) Religion and the rise of populism. Religion, State & Society, 46:3, 177-185, DOI: 10.1080/09637494.2018.1502911

Eriksen, TH (2006, March 27). Nations in Cyberspace . Lecture presented by Ernest Gellner Lecture, London School of Economics, London.

Fortes, M. & Evans-Pritchard, EE 1940. Introduction. In: M. Fortes & EE Evans-Pritchard (eds) African Political Systems. London: Oxford University Press: 1-23.

Freedman, M., & Barth, F. (1970). Ethnic Groups and Boundaries: Difference. The British Journal of Sociology, 21 (2), 231. doi: 10.2307 / 588416

Giddens, A. (1991). The consequences of modernity . Cambridge: Polity Press: 63-78

Haas, EB (1986). What is nationalism and why should we study it? International Organization, 40 (03), 707. doi: 10.1017 / s0020818300027326

Hansen, TB (1996). Recuperating Masculinity. Critique of Anthropology, 16 (2), 137-172. two: 10.1177 / 0308275x9601600203

Lewellen, Ted C. (2003) Political Anthropology: An Introduction. 3rd ed. Westport, Conn: Praeger.

Meinhof, UH (2018). Living (with) borders: East-West borders in Europe . Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge.

Mukta, P. (1995). The Politics of Religious Nationalism and New Indian Historiography: Lessons for the Indian Diaspora.

Nodia, G. (2016). Nationalism and Democracy. Democracy . doi: 10.7312 / blau17412-094

Uherek , Z . Not only moving bodies : conceived and transforming concepts in migration studies . Slovak Ethnography. Roč. 65 , No. 2 ( 2017 ), s. 222-233

Waldron, AN (1985). Theories of Nationalism and Historical Explanation. World Politics, 37 (03), 416-433. doi: 10.2307 / 2010250

Wariavwalla, B. (2000) Religion and Nationalism in India Ram The Hindu Nation, 89: 357, 593-605, DOI: 10.1080 / 003585300225223

Wimmer, A. & Schiller, NG (2003). Methodological Nationalism, Social Sciences, and Study of Migration: An Essay in Historical Epistemology. International Migration Review, 37 (3), 576-610. doi: 10.1111 / j.1747-7379.2003.tb00151.



Sylabus -
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Zdeněk Uherek, CSc. (13.02.2023)

I. Theories, basic concepts and ideas of nationalism

1. Basic introduction to nationalism

2. Theory of Cultural and Ethnic Groups; primordialists, modernists, Ernest Gellner's and Benedict Anderson's theories. Types of nationalism.

3. History of the Anthropological Research of Nationalism, Nations and Nation States, Long-Distance Nationalism

4. Transnationalism and Methodological Nationalism


II. Related concepts: applying theories of nationalism to various segments of society

5. Migration

6. Religion

7. Sports


III. Case Studies

8. Bosnia and Herzegovina

9. Anthropology of Hope: Poland

10. Community Building (Indonesia, USA)


IV. Conclusion

11. Changes of social relations in the intensive globalization era

12. Politics and Forms of Power

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