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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He too invoked the enlightenment as a measure of how Scotland flourished in
Britain , and then invoked the symbolism of diet to describe what Scotland had
been before the Union and would be again were independence allowed to turn
Cultural resources invoked in this manner ( be they narratives surrounding
particular figures , social institutions or events ) are often described as “ myths ' .
This is not to judge them as erroneous or distorting ' reality ' . Rather , it is to
... we have found psychology to be invoked within nationalist rhetoric has had to
do with the notion of national character . In a world divided into nations , the
attempt for each to claim a unique and distinctive identity has typically been
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The National Question
Representing the National Community 152 7 Representing the National Community
Psychology and Nationhood
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