Sunday, January 20, 2013

Reading List for Graduate Seminar on the History of Ethnicity and Race

I have finally finished the syllabus for my graduate course on the history of ethnicity and race. Below I have reproduced the reading list. The sources are listed in the order we will be covering them in the seminar.

John Hutchinson and Anthony Smith, eds., Oxford Readers: Ethnicity (Oxford University Press, 1996).

Walker Connor, Ethnonationalism: The Quest for Understanding (Princeton University Press, 1994).

Kennan Malik, The Meaning of Race: Race, History and Culture in Western Society (Houndsmills UK: Palgrave, 1996).

John Rex, Race and Ethnicity (Buckingham, UK: Open University Press, 1986).

Eitenne Balibar and Immanuel Wallerstein, Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities (London: Verso, 1991).

George Fredrickson, The Comparative Imagination: On the History of Racism, Nationalism and Social Movements (Berkely, CA: University of California Press, 1997).

Peter Blitstein, "Cultural Diversity and the Interwar Conjuncture: Soviet Nationality Policy in its Comparative Contest," Slavic Review, vol. 65, no. 2 (summer 2006), pp. 273-293.

Daniel Chirot and Anthony Reid, eds., Essential Outsiders: Chinese and Jews in the Modern Transformation of Southeast Asia and Central Europe (London: University of Washington Press, 1997).

James Clifford, "Diasporas," Cultural Anthropology, vol. 9, no. 3 (August 1994), pp. 302-338.

Terry Martin, The Affirmative Action Empire: Nations and Nationalism in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939 (London: University of Cornell Press, 2001).

Norman Naimark, Fires of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth Century Europe (London: Harvard University Press, 2001).

Stefan Prauser and Arfon Rees, eds., The Expulsion of the 'German' Communities from Eastern Europe at the End of the Second World War (San Domenico, Itay: European University Institute, 2004).

Ann Morrison's film documentary Millions Cried...No one Listened.

Robert Gellately and Ben Kirnan, eds., The Specter of Genocide: Mass Murder in Historical Perspective  (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2003).

Tilman Dedering, "The German-Herero War of 1904: Revisionism of Genocide or Imaginary Historiography?," Journal of Southern African Studies, vol. 19, no. 1 (March 1993), pp. 80-88.

Virginia Tilley et al., Occupation, Colonialism and Apartheid: A re-assessment of Israel's Practices in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law (Cape Town: HRSC, 2009).

Oren Yiftachel, "'Ethnocracy' and its Discontents: Minorities, Protests, and the Israeli Polity," Critical Inquiry, vol. 26, no. 4 (2000), pp. 725-756.

Rasma Karklins, Ethnic Relations in the USSR: The Perspective from Below (London: Allen & Unwin, 1986). 

Valery Tishkov, The Mind Aflame: Ethnicity, Nationalism and Conflict in and after the Soviet Union (London: Sage Publications, 1997).

Eric Weitz, "Racial Politics without the Concept of Race: Reevaluating Soviet Ethnic and National Purges," Slavic Review, vol. 61, no. 1 (spring 2002), pp. 1-29.

Francine Hirsch, "Race without the Practice of Racial Politics," Slavic Review, vol. 61, no. 1 (spring 2002), pp. 30-43.

Amir Weiner, "Nothing but Certainty," Slavic Review, vol. 61, no. 1 (spring 2002), pp. 44-53/

Alaina Lemon, "Without a 'Concept'? Race as Discursive Practice," Slavic Review, vol. 61, no. 1 (spring 2002), pp. 54-61.

Eric Weitz, "On Certainties and Ambivalences: Reply to my Critics," Slavic Review, vol. 61, no. 1 (spring 2002), pp. 62-65.

J. Otto Pohl, "Soviet Apartheid: Stalin's Ethnic Deportations, Special Settlement Restrictions, and the Labor Army: The case of the Ethnic Germans in the USSR," Human Rights Review, vol. 13, no. 2 (June 2012), pp. 205-224.

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