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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Conversely , such a psychology is necessary to understand the complexities of
nationhood . To put it in a phrase : our ambition in writing this book is to use
nationhood in order to develop psychological understanding and to use
psychology in ...
We will address what the study of nationhood has brought to our understanding
of psychology and what the study of psychology has provided in terms of an
understanding of nationhood . Psychology in the service of nationalism By far
If psychology is one of the ways by which nationhood is mythologized , we need
to replace mythological psychologies with a psychology of mythologization ( cf .
Reicher , 1996 ) . A failure to do so would simply leave us in the grip of that which
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The National Question
Representing the National Community 152 7 Representing the National Community
Psychology and Nationhood
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