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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If Labour saw support for themselves as a vote for devolution , for social justice or
whatever , Bamberry claimed that it was plain to employers as for workers that a
Labour vote was a class act . In short , the bosses ' knew that : Extract 15 When ...
The choice of vote becomes a challenge , electoral mobilization has a weight
akin to military mobilization , even the ... to vote for the SNP and independence is
no longer a choice but a weakness , not a difference as to the interests of the ...
( Conservative candidate , interview 23 ) Another strategy was to acknowledge
the size of the SNP vote but deny that it could be used as a measure of SNP
support . Thus , for one Labour MP , the SNP vote did not indicate support for
their key ...
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The National Question
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Psychology and Nationhood
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