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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However he concludes that ' any stereotype concerning any people is usually
thought to mark the entire group . . . but the ... Even where studies concern
national stereotypes , the national dimension is treated as almost irrelevant –
merely as a ...
To translate this into a more orthodox psychological language , we want to show
how national stereotypes are argumentative devices for mobilizing specific types
of social action and thereby for realizing specific forms of social reality . They are
implications for our understanding of stereotype consensus . Consensus has
always been important in the stereotyping literature . After all , the original point ...
Traditionally , stereotypes are treated as a set of trait terms . As much as anything
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The National Question
Representing the National Community 152 7 Representing the National Community
Psychology and Nationhood
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