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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The 1992 election lies at the heart of the analysis developed throughout this book
. Over the period before and after the election date we interviewed 52 candidates
and senior activists spanning all the parties ( 20 of whom were MPs ) .
In 1995 the death of the sitting Labour MP for the Glasgow constituency of
Monklands led to a bitterly fought by - election . The constituency had a long
history of sectarian dispute and the SNP leader , Alex Salmond , accused Labour
of using ...
Before the election , in the Dundee East meeting , McAllion had sought to
construe Labour as unique in contrast to a common category comprising both
Conservatives and the SNP . After the election , and from a Scotland United
platform , he ...
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