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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Moreover , he sought to characterize the category as not something dreamt up for
himself , but as something characterizing the understanding of voters themselves
. If Labour saw support for themselves as a vote for devolution , for social ...
In other words , the Castilians were characterized as having ' a tendency to see
the woods rather than the trees , the category rather than the member ' ( Williams
, 1994 : 44 ) and were , therefore , ' prone to absorb and assimilate ' . How can ...
Siddiqui uses metaphor principally to characterize the ingroup and the relations
in which they are embedded . In other accounts the focus is more upon the
characterization of the other . For example , throughout Spain ' s war with 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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