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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... in National History Heroes Identity and history Conclusion vii 1 1 7 14 28 28 32
44 50 53 53 62 68 75 77 77 85 92 98 100 100 104 110 129 131 131 138 150 7
Representing the National Community 152 Titles and entitlement 152 Contents.
7 Representing the National Community 152 Titles and entitlement 152 Drawing
the boundaries 154 Representatives and representation 167 Conclusion 179 8
Changing Categories and Changing Contexts 181 New categories for new ...
In its romantic guise, the idea that nations represent a transhistorical spirit is
primarily intended as a moral imperative. According to Herder, if nations are
sacred they must be worshipped rather than destroyed (Guibernau, 1996).
This represents an empirical claim about the nature of national consciousness
rather than a theoretical model concerning the conditions of national
consciousness. The distinction between the two is illustrated by Max Weber who
rejected the ...
... respectively, as representing three more general classes of condition. The
concept of time is an instance of the representational conditions for nationhood.
The emphasis on print languages has to do with the technological conditions
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8 Changing Categories and Changing Contexts
9 Nationalist Psychology and the Psychology of Nationhood