Self and Nation
Self and Nation is a lively and accessible exploration of the issues related to nationhood, nationalism and national identity. The authors challenge common assumptions of what 'national identity' means by addressing key concepts of identity, national character, national history and nationalist psychology. How do constructions of national identity affect the way people act, are mobilized, transform societies, create nations and reshape nations where they already exist? This book shows how the central notion of national identity is used by politicians and activists in support of attempts to create different types of nations.
Self and Nation will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers in social psychology, politics, sociology and social anthropology.
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In a speech delivered in that most English of English towns – the south coast
English holiday resort of Torquay - Major argued that the question of Scotland ' s
future ' is more than a Scottish concern . It matters in Gloucester as it matters in ...
Apparently , the ' ruin of the British Empire is merely a SCOTCH QUARREL with
English liberty , a SCOTCH SCRAMBLE for English property ? ( cited in Colley ,
1992 : 116 ) . Reviewing these sentiments Colley observes that they held that ...
By contrast , the English are ' most likely to be found enjoying the good life in the
country - our country . Scotland is divided up on ... At the heart of this analysis is a
definition of the English ' living in Scotland as an alien and insidious presence .
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The National Question
Representing the National Community 152 7 Representing the National Community
Psychology and Nationhood
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