How did ethnic identity politics survive the modern nation state>

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  • How did ethnic identity politics survive the modern nation state?
    • Ethnicity: Rational Actor Model
      • Hobbes: State makes the people - they need it due to human nature
        • Primordial racial genetics
      • Ethnicity only survives if it is politically justified for it do so.
        • Meaning that 'ethnicity' does not survive, it is used merely as a political unit.
    • Ethnicity is not a critique of modernity: it stands separate
      • Lonsdale: Moral ethnicity and active citizenship
        • But still acknowledges how Kenyatta uses language of ME.
          • Meaning that 'ethnicity' does not survive, it is used merely as a political unit.
      • Sanders: Witchcraft creates identity, it is not a critique of modernity
    • Ethnicity: a socially constructed response to modernity
      • Berman
        • Dynamic: traditional and modern
          • Assimilation & differentation
            • Ethnicity is modern: it had a unique role in the modern world. Its old meaning is drawn upon and new meanings are created. Hobsbawn & Ranger
      • Ellis and Haar: Religion as an idiom of politics
      • Kasafir: Ethnicity as fluid/subjective. Social reality is complex
  • Ethnicity only survives if it is politically justified for it do so.
    • Sanders: Witchcraft creates identity, it is not a critique of modernity
    • Ellis and Haar: Religion as an idiom of politics

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