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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(John McAllion, Labour MP, Dundee, 7.3.92) Here, rather than the differences
between Scotland and England demanding independence, such differences
demand union for it is through union that the deleterious consequences of
England for ...
Second, consider the speech of John McAllion MP to the first rally. Before the
election, in the Dundee East meeting, McAllion had sought to construe Labour as
unique in contrast to a common category comprising both Conservatives and the
By contrast there is a genuinely Scottish tradition in the Labour movement which,
Kay claims, is represented by McAllion rather than Dewar. The contrast between
the two is clear on a couple of dimensions. Firstly the inauthentic tendency is ...
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