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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Kohn ( 1965 ) sees nationalism as simply meaning loyalty to the nation - state
and Giddens ( 1985 ) sees it as meaning an affiliation to a set of symbols
expressing the commonality of members of a political order . However , perhaps
... through behaviour . On both intellectual and moral grounds , psychology had to
be concerned with movement . The key issue was not simply to document the
reality of discrimination and oppression between groups but to examine how
However , as well as advancing their own arguments , Conservatives would find
it hard to simply ignore the complaints of their opponents . In late twentieth
century Scotland , the chorus crying ' domination ' is simply too loud to ignore .
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The National Question
Representing the National Community 152 7 Representing the National Community
Psychology and Nationhood
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