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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Indeed , as we have seen , metaphor and simile provide a rich and fertile field for
argument . It is possible to differ over which metaphors and similes are used ; it is
possible to dispute the relations implied by a given metaphor or simile ; it is ...
And so , Buzzati relates how he observed the man closely as they passed
through jubilant Trieste : ' his lips were pursed up oddly in a way I had never seen
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viewed with hostility - a generic relationship - we are making no general claims
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The National Question
Representing the National Community 152 7 Representing the National Community
Psychology and Nationhood
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