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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( Conservative candidate , interview 11 ) Extract 5 Incorporated or encapsulated
within the Scottish psyche is a degree of carefulness , carefulness about money
for example , not frugalness , perhaps in some senses , carefulness about being
( Labour MP , interview 35 ) Likewise , Ian Lang , the Conservative minister ,
claimed that : “ The reality is that on the Opposition benches one finds unionists ,
federalists , separatists , devolutionists , don ' t knows and don ' t cares . That
adds up ...
8 per cent of them ' ( Labour MP , interview 36 ) . If this MP sought to diminish
Labour , a fellow Labour MP sought to aggrandize the Conservatives in the
course of another interview : Extract 16 The Tories did remarkably well in
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The National Question
Representing the National Community 152 7 Representing the National Community
Psychology and Nationhood
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