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 represents an empirical claim about the nature of national consciousness
rather than a theoretical model concerning the conditions of national
consciousness . The distinction between the two is illustrated by Max Weber who
rejected the ...
Moreover , for anti - nationalists as for nationalists , the claim to national identity is
not voiced in the abstract , as something that is allowable in general . Rather it is
voiced as a personal and deeply felt claim . As the following quote from a ...
Indeed , so ubiquitous was the claim to reflect the true identity of contemporary
Scotland and the desire to re - establish a lost Scottishness that we found
ourselves reminded of the film producer responsible for the Hollywood classic
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The National Question
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Psychology and Nationhood
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