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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Sir Nicholas Fairbairn provides just such an instance : Extract 6 Scotland finds
Westminster , which speaks the same language and has a homogenous
population in Britain , difficult to accept . On what possible basis is it going to
accept orders ...
The majority of Scots live south of the border and the majority of Scots in the
world don ' t live here at all ' ( Sir Nicholas Fairbairn , Conservative MP , speech ,
Longforgan , 2 . 4 . 92 ) . Fairbairn expanded on these sentiments in an interview
If we are right in tracing Fairbairn's definition of Scottishness to the specific
context in which he seeks to disrupt SNP ... (Sir Nicholas Fairbairn, first interview)
The next extract arose when Fairbairn was asked for his comments on the views
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The National Question
Psychology and Nationhood
Nation and Mobilization
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