The Sociology of Nationalism: Tomorrow's Ancestors

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Psychology Press, 1998 - Political Science - 207 pages
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In recent years nationalism has emerged as one of the dominant issues of our time. In this lucid and balanced account, David McCrone lays out the key issues and debates around a subject which is too often obscured by polemic. Among topics covered are:
* classical and contemporary theories of nationalism
* nationalism and ethnicity
* nationalism and the nation state
* colonial and post-colonial nationalisms
* neo nationalism and post communist nationalism.
 

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Contents

The fall and rise of nationalism
1
ethnicity and nationalism
22
history and nationalism
44
nationalism and Ernest Gelhter
64
nationalism and statebuildmg
85
liberation nationalism in the twentieth century
102
the rise and rise of neonationalism
125
postcommunist nationalism
149
Nationalism and its futures
169
Bibliogroply
188
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