School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

New Ethnicities, Old RacismsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 100273.3


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Gregory Noble

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 60 credit points at Level 1.

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
In 2013, this unit replaced by 101990 - The Racial State. The notion of 'New Ethnicities', introduced first by Stuart Hall in the 1980s in the context of the ascendancy of the New Right in Britain stressed, among other things, the importance of social and cultural identities, including ethnic and racial identities, generated by the process of globalisation, and the convergence of trans-national and trans-racial loyalties. Based on this notion, this unit critically examines the essentialist definitions of 'ethnicity', 'race' and 'nation', across many areas of cultural policy and practice. It draws theoretical perspectives from many schools of social thought including modernism, Marxism and postmodernism. Empirical examples are drawn from both the western and non-western world.


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