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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On this basis , psychologists with an interest in nationalism are then led to ask
such generic questions as whether individual identifications with regional ,
national and supra - national categories are positively or negatively related ( cf .
If our position is accepted as self - evident ( we need to look at the ways that
others relate to ingroup interests if we want to know ... Since the whole thrust of
our position is to argue that interest is contingent upon identity , that the nature of
So far , we have shown that the management of orientations to the other is
mediated through invoking the national interest . This can be done by taking the
national interest for granted and asserting that relationships with the other will ( or
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The National Question
Representing the National Community 152 7 Representing the National Community
Psychology and Nationhood
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