Self and Nation
A `RARE BOOK' FROM LOCAL AUTHORS
`Here is a rare book, a truly helpful piece of work on the psychology of nationalism. Stephen Reicher and Nick Hopkins, of St Andrews and Dundee Universities, focus much of their study of recent Scottish experience, drawing on inter-views with political activists. The cast light on why our `Unionists' and nationalists feel so sure their side represents our national identity and the other lot doesn't. For once it is a compliment to say a book raises more questions than it answers. Stephen Reicher and Nick Hopkins open up large questions closer inspection' - Glasgow Herald
`In this impressive book Stephen Reicher and Nick Hopkins draw from a wealth of research to address issues of nationality, national identity and nationalism that lie at the heart of core topics in social psychology and its cognate disciplines. They have produced a powerful and scholarly text that interweaves an abundance of rich empirical data with a broad-reaching and timely theoretical statement. Moreover, the content is not confined to matters of national identity but also extends to treatments of stereotyping, prejudice, intergroup conflict, leadership, collective action, and the self .... For all these reasons, the book should serve essential and compelling reading for a very broad audience' - S Alexander Haslam, Australian National University
`Stephen Reicher and Nick Hopkins write with elegance and clarity, drawing the reader into their argument, without losing any of its complexity and nuance. This book deserves to make a major impact in studies of nationalism. It ought to become a classic.... I'm quite bowled over - it's really brilliant' - David McCrone, Edinburgh University
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... Contexts 181 New categories for new contexts 181 Category shifts 188
Conclusion 201 9 Nationalist Psychology and the Psychology of Nationhood 204
A choice of sides 204 Psychology in the service of nationalism 205 Psychology
and the ...
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about
answers Thomas Pynchon Nations, nationalism and national identity are all
around us. Finding evidence is no more difficult than finding sand on a beach.
For those ...
For all the huge and burgeoning literature on nations and nationalism, there is
virtually no explicit consideration of the psychological mechanisms which
mediate between structural, cultural and ideological considerations on the one
hand and ...
A computer search of psychology journal articles over the period 1987–1994
reveals eight articles on nationalism and 11 on national identity. This compares
with 485 articles on a specific personality characteristic (neuroticism) and 3174
To borrow Billig's term, it is banal nationalism – the way we presuppose a
national frame for everything from what counts as ... By focusing on the periodic
explosions of nationalist fervour we miss the fact that nationalism is the ideology
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8 Changing Categories and Changing Contexts
9 Nationalist Psychology and the Psychology of Nationhood