Nationalisms in the Middle East and South Asia

New School for Social Research: Historical Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Nationalisms: Mid East/S. Asia

Fall 2019

Taught By: Aaron Jakes

Section: A

CRN: 7257

Credits: 3

This reading-intensive course will offer an introduction to the vast and ever-growing scholarly literatures on nationalism in the Middle East and South Asia. The course will cover both key theoretical works that have helped to shape this body of historical writing and important monographs that exemplify particular approaches to the topic. This is also a course about comparison both as a historical practice and as a method of social-scientific inquiry. As we will see, the histories of colonial rule and of anti-colonial nationalism in the two regions were, at times, closely intertwined. More recently, scholars studying the two regions have frequently drawn on insights from each other’s work. Our study of the global emergence of multiple nationalisms in the late 19th century will therefore allow us to think more broadly about what it means to study historical transformations in a comparative framework. Open to: university graduate students; those outside of the major should seek permission from their program and the department of the course.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Historical Studies (GHIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:06am 12/6/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1102

Date Range: 8/28/2019 - 12/11/2019