Anthony W. Marx, 1997–1998 | National Humanities Center

Anthony W. Marx (NHC Fellow, 1997–98)

Project Title

The Nation-State and its Exclusions: Comparative Institution and Identity Formation

Columbia University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 1997–98

Anthony W. Marx read extensively on his project, "The Nation‑State and Its Exclusions," reviewing the literature on nationalism, ethnicity, class, gender, rational choice, institutions, culture, and methodology. He also read in the sociology, anthropology, and history literatures, and on case material on England, Germany, France, India, Mexico, and other countries. He completed an overview paper on this project for presentations; wrote a chapter on "Racial Scapegoating: Past, Present and Future" for a collected edition sponsored by the Ford Foundation; and revised a journal article on "Class Discord and Racial Order." He gave talks on his new book, Making Race and Nation, at conferences hosted by the Southern Education Foundation in Brazil and South Africa, and at Georgetown University, the University of Virginia, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and presented papers on his current project at Yale University, Princeton University, Duke University, and at the American Political Science Association.