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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They also show , in some detail , the ways in which specific versions of history
serve to underpin specific ways of imagining specific nations . Throughout the
discussion it has either been implicit or else explicit that the importance of these
What is valued depends upon the specific category that one is dealing with . It is
a function of cultural and not of psychological factors . It may well be true that in
many cases group culture prioritizes such things as dominance , affluence and ...
At the same time , certain specific constructions of Scottishness and its
disadvantage in the Union were used to mobilize a movement that sought
constitutional change , whether that was devolution or independence . In relation
to the clamour ...
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The National Question
Representing the National Community 152 7 Representing the National Community
Psychology and Nationhood
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