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 will seek to present themselves alone as prototypical while their opponents
by their person or their acts place themselves outside the national community or
even set themselves against the national community . Again , the versions of ...
The past is interrogated because of its links to the present and to the future .
Fairbairn's particular narrative involves a past authenticity that has been lost in
the present and which requires present action such that identity may be
recovered in ...
Everything depends upon portraying present social relations as the same as
those some seven hundred years earlier . However , there is a different way of
invoking Bannockburn . It becomes no less important in defining current reality .
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