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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with the phenomena to those moments when people are preparing to die , or else
to kill , in the nation ' s name , we would conclude that , however spectacular ,
nationalism is generally of little relevance to the way in which we live our ...
It ' s not , the Scots do not live north of the border . The majority of Scots live south
of the border and the majority of Scots in the world don ' t live here at all ' ( Sir
Nicholas Fairbairn , Conservative MP , speech , Longforgan , 2 . 4 . 92 ) .
The first occurs in the context of a discussion about the SNP and repeats the
arguments with which we are now familiar : Extract 7 Only a comparatively small
proportion of those who live in Scotland are of Scottish descent . I mean those
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The National Question
Representing the National Community 152 7 Representing the National Community
Psychology and Nationhood
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