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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Pride when one in contemporary economic terms can export more per capita and
can achieve things in a competitive world . I see nationalism as being something
with a destructive potential where you are pitting one off against the other .
I yield to no one in my support for Scotland and things Scottish and equally I yield
to no one in my support for things British . I can get just as emotional about my
Britishness as I can about my Scottishness . The two are not in opposition ...
He states that : “ one of the things I find offensive today is this business that ' s
constantly suggesting that the Scots are downtrodden , the Scots are backward ,
are taken advantage of . That ' s absolutely nonsense ' ( Conservative MP ...
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