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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What requires study , then , are not the facts of ( national ) difference but rather
the process of stereotyping . In order to understand the consequences of this shift
, one must note that it is a matter of level of analysis and not just the topic of ...
The second reaction , this time more likely to come from critical voices outside
academic psychology , is to eschew all forms of psychological analysis . If
psychology reifies the world , if it colludes with nationalists in denying people
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Constructing categories and mobilizing masses : an analysis of Thatcher ' s and
Kinnock ' s speeches on the British miner ' s strike . European Journal of Social
Psychology , 26 , 353 – 371 . Reicher , S . & Sani , F . ( 1998 ) Introducing SAGA ...
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The National Question
Representing the National Community 152 7 Representing the National Community
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