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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... however , is that such a clarification is necessary to make sense of what the
identity means . It is also worth noting that when anything akin to traits were
expressed , they only made sense when interpreted within the relevant social
Of course the mere fact that particular narratives and cultural products are seen
as ' national ' may be taken as implying a degree of sharedness and it may be
tempting to conclude that this means that there is a shared understanding of what
The former is the means to the latter which establishes one ' s right to lead . ... But
let it be considered , that he did not mean a real and generous love of our country
, but that pretended patriotism which so many , in all ages and countries , have ...
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The National Question
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