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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That language was nationalism . Indeed , the very terms ' nationalism ' and '
nation - state ' have only been in common usage since the mid - nineteenth
century . The term ' nation ' may seem much older , being traceable to the Latin
Sir William Wallace and King Robert the Bruce are both famous for their roles in
the thirteenth and fourteenth century battles which led to Scotland ' s
independence . Whilst Bruce led the military victory at Bannockburn , Wallace
had won ...
In the twentieth century , as the balance of social forces changed , so has the
interpretation of Wallace . As the Labour movement developed in the early
decades of this century , Wallace was recast as striving to free the common
people from ...
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The National Question
Representing the National Community 152 7 Representing the National Community
Psychology and Nationhood
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