Purpose of this guide:
This guide is designed as a companion to the course Sociology 335 - Nowheres. It includes:
Conceptual framework of this guide and the related instruction sessions:
"[...] language plants ideas about things, and the use of ethno-nationally loaded terminology - compact and workable as it may be - unjustifiably casts populations as certain types of actors" George Vasilev. Methodological nationalism and the politics of history-writing: how imaginary scholarship perpetuate the nation [p.518]
"[..] categories are choices between different kinds and degrees of simplication, choices, moreover, one is forced to make in order to begin thinking and speaking about the social world." Methodological nationalism and the politics of history-writing: how imaginary scholarship perpetuate the nation [p.519]
Fall 2022. Virtual Exhibit: What does it mean to be a state?
The postcards in this collection investigate nowheres, places that make us question prevailing definitions of statehood, nationhood, and citizenship