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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With his SNP rivals firmly in mind , Blair declared that he was in Glasgow : '
because I care about Scotland , care passionately about the future of Scotland ,
and I want that future to be based on the politics of ideals not identity , of
principles not ...
The past is interrogated because of its links to the present and to the future .
Fairbairn ' s particular narrative involves a past authenticity that has been lost in
the present and which requires present action such that identity may be
recovered in ...
The first asserts that her party can ' offer you a worthy vision of the future . We can
offer you a future worthy of our past ' . The second declares that ' We owe a duty
to our homeland . We have a destiny to fulfil . The name of Scotland must be writ
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The National Question
Representing the National Community 152 7 Representing the National Community
Psychology and Nationhood
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