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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Labour Member of Parliament and I say to the people of Dundee tonight that a
vote for the SNP is a failed option. ... In Dundee the SNP are a mirror image of the
Labour Party. Mr Coutts votes 99.9 per cent of the time with the Labour party.
the Communist Party in the Soviet Union but without the Marxism ' . This , he
explained , is due to the belief that ' only it can do things . Only it can govern
Scotland . And the absurd belief that Labour represents the Scottish people
rather than ...
The important point to note here is that Kay does not suggest that all Labour Party
members are prototypically Scottish . Indeed he identifies a clear tendency in the
Party which is anti - Scottish . By contrast there is a genuinely Scottish tradition ...
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