Ethno-Politics: Why does Roger Brubaker talk about “ethnicity without groups?”
The essay question is: Why does Rogers Brubaker talk about “ethnicity without groups”? Discuss with reference to the literature on the topic.
The essay, therefore should be primarily based on this reading: Brubaker, R. (2004). Ethnicity without groups. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.(Introduction and Chapter 1 or other chapters as well).
Further suggested readings are:
-Barth, F. (ed.) (1969). Ethnic Groups and Boundaries: The Social Organisation of Culture difference. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget
-Jenkins, R. (1997). Rethinking Ethnicity – Arguments and Explorations. London: Sage.
-Vermeulen H. & Govers, C. (Eds.) (1994). The Anthropology of Ethnicity: Beyond “Ethnic Groups and Boundaries”. Amsterdam: het Spinhuis.
-Eriksen, T. H. (1993). Ethnicity and nationalism: anthropological perspectives. London: Pluto. (Chapter1)
However, it is not necessary to include all of this readings, since we are allowed to use other sources as well to write this essay. The important reading, therefor is the Brubaker one, since the essay question is based on that.
The essay can’t be longer than 1650 words and can’t be less than 1350 words and it has to be argumentative.