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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The argument can be taken a step further by suggesting that the accusers
themselves adopt a nationalist position – that of British nationalism – and
therefore are in no position to criticize . Thus one Labour MP ( interview 38 )
argued that ...
These metaphors constitute arguments and counter - arguments at the same time
. Indeed , as we have seen , metaphor and simile provide a rich and fertile field
for argument . It is possible to differ over which metaphors and similes are used ...
argued for using the same words ; earlier in this section we saw how both notions
could be argued for using the same ... Nonetheless , the temptation still remains
to try and resolve arguments about the nature of Scottishness by inspecting the ...
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The National Question
Representing the National Community 152 7 Representing the National Community
Psychology and Nationhood
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