Nationalism Revisited

New School for Social Research: Liberal Studies

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Nationalism Revisited

Spring 2020

Taught By: Elzbieta Matynia

Section: A

CRN: 7144

Credits: 3

Whether defined as political concept, ideology, identity, claim, sentiment, or group’s state of mind, nationalism has continued to be a major political imaginary of the last two centuries, advancing the idea of popular sovereignty and leading to successive reconfigurations of the world’s map. The emergence of new transnational institutions, global markets, movements, and publics, along with the rise of new overlapping identities, have not tempered the tenacity of nationalism and ethnic attachments. Instead, as John Dunne points out, nationalism -- a common idiom of contemporary feeling -- remains the air we breathe daily. In this course we will examine the plurality of concepts and forms of both nation and nationalism, and try to understand the sources of the more recent alarming upsurge of a new nationalism -- a fusion of ethno-nationalism, xenophobia, ultra-populism and new articulations of fascism, that openly resort to violence. Informed historically and theoretically, our discussions will consider material from a variety of sources, and examine cases from different parts of the world.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Liberal Studies (GLIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 10

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (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: 1:41pm 2/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1006

Date Range: 1/23/2020 - 5/7/2020