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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In a speech delivered to the Conservative Group for Europe ( 22 April , 1993 )
establishing Britain ' s distinctiveness in relation to Europe , Major argued that : '
Fifty years from now Britain will still be a country of long shadows on county ...
And that word is very simply CLASS ' ( Chris Bamberry , SWP activist , speech ,
26 . 3 . 92 ) . Moreover , he sought to characterize the category as not something
dreamt up for himself , but as something characterizing the understanding of ...
( Michael Forsyth , Conservative MP , speech , Stirling , 26 . 4 . 96 ) The elision of
Bruce and Scotland in this account is absolutely explicit as is the call on Scots to
embrace and emulate this fused character . The traits that are listed – strength ...
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The National Question
Representing the National Community 152 7 Representing the National Community
Psychology and Nationhood
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