Nationalism and Race
- We Are All Neighbors by Tone Bringa and Debbie Christie (streams via MSU Libraries–log in with your MSU net ID and password by clicking the link ‘Connect to online resource – MSU authorized users’).
- Reflection post: 350-400 word analytic summary of the week’s readings. Consider organizing your blog post around a few key themes from the week’s readings and discussing individual readings, activities, and/or concepts in relation to each theme.
- Possible themes:
- What kinds of problems does Manuel Gamio (as reported by Starr) address? What are their sources, in Gamio’s view? The solutions?
- Compare Gamio’s program to the basic positions of Eugenics as discussed last week.
- How was “whiteness” defined and developed in relation to European immigration?
- How did law contribute to defining and defending whiteness in the readings?
- Why, according to Tone Bringa, did the particular categories of identity that defined the conflict in the former Yugoslavia come into being, and why were they so powerful?
- Category: Week 3 Reflection Post
- Activity post: 250-300 words. This week’s post focuses on the film “We Are All Neighbors” by Tone Bringa and Debbie Christie. Answer four of the following questions:
- What was the religious/national identity of the people introduced in the video at the beginning of the filming? What were relationships between the two groups like?
- What changes did the war bring to men’s lives? women’s lives?
- What changes did the war bring to religious and ethnic identities?
- What changes did the war bring to relations between the two groups? to friendships?
- How did ethnic cleansing work?
- Why did Croats turn on the Muslims in this village?
- Category: Week 3 Activity Post
- Comment posts: Two posts, 150 words each. Comment/reply to two other student blog posts, one reflection post and one current events or analytical post.