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 other words , independence could only worsen the Scottish position because
the social relations that would ensue would ... not applied to the Scots then ,
whether or not it is consonant with the Scottish interest , it cannot realize that
Too often the grievance politics of the Scottish Left have depicted us as exploited
, impoverished and supine . ... 96 ) The elision of Bruce and Scotland in this
account is absolutely explicit as is the call on Scots to embrace and emulate this
For Fairbairn , ancestry has to go a long way back before one can qualify as a
Scot . Given that ... For example , one SNP activist chairing a pre - election
meeting in Brechin welcomed the audience with these words : ' Fellow Scots ! It
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The National Question
Representing the National Community 152 7 Representing the National Community
Psychology and Nationhood
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