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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If one uses these wider definitions then it becomes a matter of empirical evidence
rather than of logic as to whether nationalism always involves a claim for national
statehood . The evidence suggests that there are many movements rooted in ...
This becomes a matter of societal as well as psychological importance since the
way in which we understand our social categories is not simply a matter of
clarifying the sense which individuals have of who they are and how they should
It doesn ' t matter where you go in England or in Wales or in Northern Ireland or
Scotland , you ' ll find English , Welsh , Irish and Scottish all working there and
getting on well together . So we ' ve got the perfect federal system you could say ...
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