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 a particular political project is underpinned by a particular definition of identity ,
then political ascendancy can be guaranteed by mythologizing that definition as
the sole authentic definition ( we shall see much evidence of such activity in the ...
According to Crick , Britishness did not ( and need not ) entail a common culture
but only ' a common allegiance and a pragmatic utilitarian sense of obligation . . .
there is no British way of life , only a common political culture , or that the way of ...
Dundee has a history of vigorous and acrimonious political contests . For 14
years Winston Churchill held a Dundee seat , but in 1922 , at the age of 47 , he
found himself roundly rejected by the electorate . Recovering from a stint in
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