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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This chapter , then , is divided into two broad halves . In the first half we seek to
show how speakers construe the content of national identity so as to make their
policies be seen to reflect the priorities of a national electorate . To translate this ...
Conclusion In previous chapters we noted the ubiquity of identity talk . We wish to
make a similar point here . ... In this chapter , all the examples have addressed
the content of identity . It could be objected that we have been selective and ...
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The National Question
Representing the National Community 152 7 Representing the National Community
Psychology and Nationhood
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