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Marja Vuorinen

I started my study of European nationalisms by looking at the period when nations were busy creating themselves. The time was the second half of the 19th century, and the place the… 373 more words

Research Notes

National Identity in a Globalized Society

The last century of rapid global development has led to perhaps the defining question of the 21st Century; how interconnected can our society become before human nature intervenes? 1,414 more words


Images of Working Dogs now on Flickr

Working dogs learn and perform tasks to support and sometimes amuse their owners.

Regardless of whether they are purebreds or mixed breeds, these dogs are trained to do a variety of jobs very well. 118 more words


Some Early Thoughts on the Taiwan 2018 Elections and Referendums in an International Context- Part Two

Written by Ian Inkster, Mark Wenyi Lai and Victoria Hsin Hsin Chang.

Identity Politics in the International Context

The global thesis is that industrial democracies have since around 1970 moved from a politics of social class, of trade unions versus private enterprise, to a politics of identity in which gender, ethnicity, local community and youth culture figure largely, perhaps to the point of erasing much of the salience of earlier capitalist industrial forms. 1,111 more words


The Salt March - Economy, Identity and Collective Action

Fotini Mastroianni

Some may wonder why many economists are interested in scientific fields  such as social psychology, sociology, anthropology and philosophy. This preoccupation, however, is not something new. 549 more words


Making Up an Olympic Game? Symbolic power in 2008 Beijing, 2012 London and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics opening ceremonies.

Bourdieu understands power as culturally and symbolically created, and constantly re-legitimised through an interplay between agency and structure. In this blog, we will analyse nations that have hosted Olympic Games – specifically, Beijing in 2008, London in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro in 2018 – with regards to how they showed the world their power through symbolism in their respective opening ceremony of the events. 654 more words

Student Blogs

Butterflies, love triangles and the northern lights

By Shane McCord

The recently concluded Library and Archives Canada (LAC) exhibition Premiere included four drawings by midshipman Robert Hood (c. 1797–1821). These drawings were… 693 more words