Understand the many categories of identity that are mobilized by states to establish categories of citizenship; understand how minority groups may either adopt or resist these categories in their efforts to assert identity and sovereignty.

·      Learning Objective 1: Understand the various identity categories used in anthropology.

·      Learning Objective 2: Understand how forms of identity can be manipulated in historic situations for the purpose of establishing political cultures.

·      Learning Objective 3: Document the expression of religious and ethnic identity through understanding their roles in recent historic events around the world.

·      Learning Objective 4: Understand the various forms of ideology and actual practice in the United States around concepts such as race, ethnicity, national culture, and cultural assertion.