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SOCIAL THEORY AND HISTORY


Teaching Staff: Tzakis Dionysios
Course Code: ΙΝΕ602
Course Type: Seminar
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: In the classroom
Semester: 8
ECTS: 5

Short Description:

The seminar discusses the main theoretical approaches to the national phenomenon (E. Gellner, B. Anderson, A. Smith, e.a.), as well as the effects of national ideology in the emergence of Greek historiography from 19th c. up today.


Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the semester students will be able to identify, describe and analyze:

  1. The main theoretical approaches of nation and nationalism.
  2. Nationalism as a form of modern/secular political ideology.
  3. The interrelation between national ideology and the work of Greek academic historians from mid-19th c. to current days.
  4. The concept of “nation” in Greek Marxist historiography.

Syllabus:

Week #1: Student selection – introduction to the course.

Week #2: On methodology –assignments.

Week #3: Students presentations.

Week #4: Students presentations.

Week #5: Students presentations.

Week #6: Students presentations.

Week #7: Students presentations.

Week #8: Students presentations.

Week #9: Students presentations.

Week #10: Students presentations.

Week #11: Students presentations.

Week #12: Students presentations.

Week #13: Conclusions.

 


Suggested Bibliography:
  1. Π. Λέκκας, Η εθνικιστική ιδεολογία. Πέντε υποθέσεις εργασίας στην ιστορική κοινωνιολογία, Αθήνα, Πατάκης 2011.
  2. Μπ. Άντερσον, Φαντασιακές κοινότητες. Στοχασμοί για τις απαρχές και τη διάδοση του εθνικισμού, Αθήνα, Νεφέλη 1997.

Teaching Methods:

Students require to study and present in classroom specific topics from the literature relevant to seminar’s objective. Presentation is followed by extensive guided discussion about each lecture’s main objective.

 


Evaluation Methods:

Presentation in classroom and written essay.


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