46.251 Politics of Identity

Politics of Identity

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30848
Status Active

This interdisciplinary course considers the way we construct self-identity through our affiliation with various cultural and political groups- from the"Red Sox nation" to linguistic, economic, nationalistic and ethnic groups. It examines the central role of nationalism; its symbols, traditions and expectations; the role of the media; and the benefits and risks of our allegiance to these groups.