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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Lofgren ( 1989 ) refers to the concept of nationalism as possessing a '
chameleonic vagueness ' ( p . 9 ) and then goes on to state that the concept of
national identity is even more ambivalent ! In the political domain , Rosa
Luxemburg drew on ...
This concept is termed ' homogeneous empty time ' in contrast to classical
concepts whereby events are linked through divine providence rather than a
neutral temporal dimension . Secondly , it is necessary to have a print language ...
Thus one Labour MP ( interview 38 ) argued that defenders of the Union are
supporting a British nationalist concept and therefore , in attacking Scottish
nationalism , are endorsing British nationalism . That , he suggests , is ridiculous .
It is only ...
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