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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
4EU+: ne
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. (05.02.2024)
The course is about the history of nationalism’s anthropological research (the 1960s - present), the theory of the cultural and ethnic groups - Anthropological View, changes in the nation’s, ethnicities and minorities historical meanings. Students will explore Ernest Gellner’s theory, Benedict Anderson’s theory (European and non-European approaches), and examples of the nationalists‘ constructions in Europe (Czechs, Slovaks, Poles, Scots);, West Europe and the USA before 1989. They will also follow present discussions about the theory of nationalism and its place in social theory in general. Students will also deal with nationalist rhetoric and poetics, and their meanings in the 19th century, during the cold war and after. We then approach post-modern critics of ethnicity, concepts of groups „without ethnicity, “culture / ethnic groups in the diaspora (Czechs abroad, Romanies, Jews - Israelies). Finally, the course works with Bosnians and with regard to the constructions of nations outside Europe on the example of Indoneasia.
Podmínky zakončení předmětu -
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Zdeněk Uherek, CSc. (05.02.2024)

Students will attend lectures and seminars, discuss lectured topics and literature, and write and discuss a study on at least five pages (9,000 characters).

The small study will include a brief introduction, a subchapter on the status and methodology, a presentation of results and conclusions, and a list of references. If possible, this small study will be discussed in a seminar.
The term study should be uploaded to Moodle by the end lecture´s period.

Discussion of the topic in seminar max 20 points.

Small study max 80 points.

Text is assessed from the following points of view:

  1. The creativity of subject matter or approach.
  2. Evidence of understanding topic issues. Does the paper give the reader a clear overall picture of what is being discussed?
  3. Introduction section: problem, objective, methodology (explain how the objective will be achieved), the organization of the paper.
  4. Discussion sections are properly labelled and detailed. Quality of organization and discussion. Clear and effective methodology.
  5. Findings/application section.
  6. The conclusion section summarizes arguments and states recommendations. Accuracy of conclusions.
  7. References are cited correctly in the text.

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 (failed)

Literatura -
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Zdeněk Uherek, CSc. (06.11.2023)


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.

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

Haas, E.B. (2018). Nationalism, Liberalism, and Progress.  Cornell University Press.

Holy, L. (nd). (1996). Nation against state. The Little Czech and the Great Czech Nation, 16-54. doi: 10.1017 / cbo9780511621727.002

Uherek, Z. (2022). From Interdependence to Disjunction: Gellner’s Theory and the Development of the Interrelationship Between the Concepts of Nation and Nationalism. In: Petr Skalník (ed.), Ernest Gellner´s Legacy and Social Theory Today. Cham: Palgrave MacMillan: 501–519.



Beyer, P. (2019). 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). 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

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

Uherek , Z . (2017) Not only moving bodies : conceived and transforming concepts in migration studies. Slovak Ethnography: 222-233

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. (05.02.2024)

Theories and Concepts

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.

3. Typologies of nationalism.

4. Nationalism and economy

5. Ethnosymbolism and poetics of 19th-century nationalism

6. Transformations of nationalism during the Cold War

7. Nationalism revised - nationalism and post-modernity, transnationalism, methodological nationalism 

Case studies

8. Long-distance nationalism, migration, expats, compatriots

9. Anthropology of hope - Polish example,

10. Bosnian example; nationalism and sports

11. Nationalism and people without the state Romani example; Nationalism outside Europe, Indonesia and New Zealand case

12. Nationalism and tourism


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