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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Hence, both options constituted part of a single independence category. In his
own words, when those ticking the devolution box were asked: “Do you think this
will lead to independence?', 'a lot, a majority, and these are poll figures, say “yes”
To be more precise , he described the support for independence in the following
terms : ' This sentimental idea that this jolly little taxhaven nation , Ruritanian , you
know , “ Here ' s tae us wha ' s like us , gui few an ' they ' re a ' deid ” , mascot ...
a subsequent interview with us , people are constrained by an “ emotional fear of
independence which they don ' t know they have . . . the majority of the people
accept the intellectual arguments for their self - government . They know it in the ...
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The National Question
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