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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From speaker after speaker , interviewee after interviewee , we have heard talk
about Scottish identity ( or Australian identity ... Every single one of the speakers
we listened to – either in interview or speaking from a public platform – referred in
It is practical politics – the organization of collective action through the grounding
of strategically organized identity constructions – which shapes these speakers '
forays into the past . The nation ' s history is always written from a perspective , it
In advancing their own position , speakers set category boundaries so as to
include all those they seek to mobilize . The wider the desired mobilization , the
more inclusive the criteria of category inclusion . Conversely , when countering
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