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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Britishness did not emerge through a blending of different regional or older
national identities and a homogenization of disparate cultures . Instead , Colley
describes how Britishness was “ superimposed over an array of internal
differences in ...
Identity and culture As with the relationship between environment and character ,
the relationship between culture and national character has long been debated .
Some , especially German romantics such as Herder , argued that a nation ' s ...
Cultural resources invoked in this manner ( be they narratives surrounding
particular figures , social institutions or events ) ... Consequently , any attempt to
identify a ' proper ' version of cultural myths involves a reification of culture as
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The National Question
Representing the National Community 152 7 Representing the National Community
Psychology and Nationhood
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