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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The seat had been won by Labour from the SNP in the 1987 Election with a small
majority ( Labour , 19 , 539 votes ; SNP , 18 , 524 votes ; Conservatives , 5 , 938
votes ) . As a swing of little more than 1 per cent was all that was needed to ...
Labour Member of Parliament and I say to the people of Dundee tonight that a
vote for the SNP is a failed option . You tried that last time round and look what
you got . You got a Labour Member of Parliament who , in my opinion , has not
And the absurd belief that Labour represents the Scottish people rather than 37 .
8 per cent of them ' ( Labour MP , interview 36 ) . If this MP sought to diminish
Labour , a fellow Labour MP sought to aggrandize the Conservatives in the
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