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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We all have a number of self - categories , but in different situations different
categories will be more or less important to us . Acting as a member of a given
group is therefore dependent upon the contextual salience of the relevant
However , the ability to get people to imagine themselves as forming a given
community and to envisage specific forms of social relation as proper and
possible is essential in getting them to initiate actions that are aimed at realizing
this reality ...
There may be other artefacts which are commonly agreed to be national icons
and which provide powerful support when interpreted in the terms of a given
version of identity . These include both the person and the works of national
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The National Question
Representing the National Community 152 7 Representing the National Community
Psychology and Nationhood
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