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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Secondly , we must work against the weight of popular preconceptions and
thirdly - as Alexander accurately observes – we must equally work against the
weight of intellectual assumptions . In talking about identity as a matter of
becoming , we ...
It is not only the overt nationalists who stand condemned , but equally those , like
Labour and the Liberal Democrats , who , wittingly or unwittingly , would condone
the break up of Britain . If Labour is on the receiving end of Conservative anti ...
On the other , even if there are Scots , they are ( according to a mixed set of
metaphors of mixture ) equally spread throughout Britain . A constitutional
dispensation north of the border would abandon the great majority of Scots - four
out of ...
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The National Question
Representing the National Community 152 7 Representing the National Community
Psychology and Nationhood
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