Nationalism, ethnicity and the state : making and breaking nations
Thousand Oaks, CA : SAGE, 2012
xi, 308 p. : ill., maps, charts ; 25 cm
This exciting new textbook is the first to offer students a truly comprehensive AND engaging account of the vibrant topic of Nationalism. Packed with a series of rich, illustrative examples, this book examines this powerful and remarkable political force by exploring:
Definitions of Nationalism, including normative and descriptive approaches ; The manifestation of Nationalism through language ; The relationship between Religion and Nationalism ; Discussions on the political uses of History as a social construct ; The social roots of ideologies and the significance of class and gender ; Different kinds of nationalist movements, ranging from dominant majorities to peripheral minorities ; Explanations of nationalist mobilization, taking into account historical, socio-economic and sociological approaches ; State responses to Nationalism ; Territorial and non-territorial devolutions of power and the relationship between Nationalism and Federalism.
The study of nationalism -- PART I. NATION AND SOCIETY : Nationalism, race and gender ; Nationalism and language ; Nationalism and religion ; Nationalism and history ; Nationalism and public culture