Nationalism and Ethnicity News Bites: August 31st – September 6th, 2012

  • (6/9/12) provides an analysis of the recent upsurge in nationalism in East Asia, involving the dispute between China and Japan over the Senkaku islands.

  • The Market Oracle (6/9/12) offers a new term, “softball nationalism,” to describe U.S. party politics and the ways in which politicians wrestle for power.
  • (31/8/12) features an interview with sociologist, Mathieu Bock-Côté, regarding Quebec ethnic politics.
  • The China Post (7/9/12) analyses Hong Kong identity politics in relation to protests over its national education curriculum.

News compiled by Karen Seegobin.

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