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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Nonetheless , the temptation still remains to try and resolve arguments about the
nature of Scottishness by inspecting the reality of Scottish experience . Where
one is faced with competing definitions of Scottish culture or Scottish institutions ...
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can unite a social or cultural group in the war against the imperialism of
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The National Question
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