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.
Results 1-3 of 52
Even in societies such as Nazi Germany and Apartheid South Africa , which went
furthest towards defining the national community in ethnic or racial terms , it has
been shown how the idea of an ethnically homogenous nation was largely ...
Such ideas never went entirely unchallenged , yet they were clearly in the
ascendancy in the first half of the twentieth ... the idea that differences are innate
and the idea that all members of a nation reflect a single ' type ' – were discarded
Mohammed Ali Jinnah , the Quaid - i - Azam , the Great Leader of Pakistan ,
employed headwear and more besides in order to help him create an idea of
Pakistan and an idea of himself as Pakistan . In the country , Jinnah is revered .
What people are saying - Write a review
The National Question
Representing the National Community 152 7 Representing the National Community
Psychology and Nationhood
10 other sections not shown