Week 12 Notes- Intro to Comp Politics
Week 12 Notes- Intro to Comp Politics PSCI 2012-100
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Date Created: 11/15/15
Monday November 9 2015 Week 12 Intro to Comp Politics Identity and Politics Rwandan Genocide 100 days in 1994 Hutu 85 Tutsi 15 Based on culture Hutu radicals killing Tutsi s 600000800000 people killed Definitions A The Basics 1 Social Identity the sense of belonging to a group that constitutes an important part of a person s selfdefinition and selfdifferentiation from others a ingroup vs outgroup Political Identity a social identity that is relevant to contestation over public authority a politicized group is one that makes in groupspecific demands on the political system B Forms of Group Identity 1 Religion identity based on beliefs and organizations that relate humans to a supernatural order Gender Identity based on biological differences in the process of reproduction Sexual Orientation identity based on one s recurring pattern of romantic attraction Race identity based on grouplevel phenotypic differences Ethnicity identity based on a common culture history and ancestry Class identity based on one s place in the wealthandproductionbased hierarchical order of society Monday November 9 2015 7 Caste jati identity based on a Hinduinspired system of socially stratified hereditary groupings C Two Schools of Thought 1 Primordialism politicization of identity is innate 2 Constructivism politicization of identity is createdconstructed by society II The Central Question A Why are some identities politicized and others are not 1 Discrimination and grievance 2 Elite mobilization and rhetoric 3 Opportunity B Examples 1 Race relations in Brazil South Africa and USA a Legalized racism in 20th century 1 Brazil no 2 South Africa yes Apartheid 3 USA yes Jim Crow b Caused by a division among white elites 2 Caste system in India a Outlawed officially but socially still exists slowly declining
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