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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7 Representing the National Community Titles and entitlement When Denny
Mendez was crowned Miss Italy in 1996 the ... Italian citizen and had an Italian
father it seems that whatever category she did represent , it was not the Italian
Perhaps if we were dealing with more concrete matters it would be far harder for
each party to claim a unique ability to represent the Scots and we would find that
objective features of context would determine the nature of category definitions .
By contrast there is a genuinely Scottish tradition in the Labour movement which ,
Kay claims , is represented by McAllion ... Dewar and his ilk might claim to
represent the left and to be heirs to those traditions , however in fact McAllion
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The National Question
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