Welcome to Identity Hunters
This project is about understanding how identity and difference are politicised by nationalist politics. We hunt the instances when identity is made and politicised, we are identity hunters.
This website is a platform for the public, students, and academics to engage with one another and explore the challenges of understanding and fighting nationalist politics. It is administered by students of A History of Nations, Nationalism and Theories of the State, a 3rd-year class taught by Dr Pablo de Orellana & Dr Nicholas Michelsen at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.
Recent blog posts
- Podcast: German Musical GeniusIn this podcast, Thomas Poulain discusses the pernicious effects of mysticism in our appreciation of classical music. He unravels how the glorification of German geniuses, and the attempts to explain their […]
- Fight (with) The Power!: Investigating the curious case of right-wing nationalist hip-hop in PolandWritten by: Aaron Sidhu At first glance, ‘right-wing nationalist hip-hop’ appears to be an oxymoron. Forged in the ghettos of New York City during the late 1970’s, hip-hop quickly established […]
- Fantastical lies: Folk tales and the identity formation in RussiaWritten by: Polina Evtushenkova Beautiful princesses, brave knights, magical kingdoms in which everyone is happy – I am sure most of you are familiar with these stories since childhood, with […]
- Chinese ‘Coronationalism’: a public health and ideological battle. A tale of two universes?Written by: Lucas Zhao As Covid-19 marches stridently into its third year, various strands of ‘coronationalism’ have flourished. Nothing is more glaring than the nationalism that has evolved in China, […]
- #nationalism[aesthetics]: initiating conversations on identityby Sarah Rost Yesterday, on the 10th of March, a private viewing of the exhibition took place at The Exchange. Here a few words on the show as a whole, […]
- The Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute: Islands between two nations—territory and legitimacy in Sino-Japanese nationalismsWritten by: Charlotte Bascaule Although the territorial dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands has been emphasized as a matter of ‘cold politics, hot economics’, the enduring mistrust and risk of escalation […]
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