Theorizing Nationalism provides a comprehensive and accessible review of the main theoretical approaches to understanding nations, nationalism and national identities. Its systematic and clearly structured approach makes it...Show More
Theorizing Nationalism provides a comprehensive and accessible review of the main theoretical approaches to understanding nations, nationalism and national identities. Its systematic and clearly structured approach makes it an ideal purchase for undergraduate students of Sociology, Politics and International Relations.
Well illustrated with a variety of international examples, it gives a detailed insight into the contributions of key social theorists, including Anderson, Billig, Gellner, Hobshawn and Smith. It shows how the analysis of nationalism is linked to contemporary studies of gender, 'race' and ethnicity and it gives due consideration to important recent developments in the field, including liberal nationalism, globalization and the formation of national identities.
Throughout the book, the authors place developments in the study of nationalism in the context of wider changes taking place in social theory, and show how shifting theoretical perspectives pose new questions about the meaning and importance of nations and nationalism. This is a balanced and wide-ranging text that opens up debates in a clear and helpful manner for students who are new to the field.
An exceptionally systematic and wellstructured overview of the debates about nationalism, locating these firmly in their wider context
Offers detailed discussion of debates about gender, race and nationalism as well as recent developments in the field such as liberal nationalism, globalization and the formation of national identities
Illustrated by a wide range of international examples, making it suitable as a student introduction anywhere in the world
The Marxist Tradition
Modernity and Modernization
The Social Construction of Nations
Gender and Nation
Nationalism and Racism
The 'Challenge of Globalization'
Conclusion: Between Jihad and McWorld?.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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- Social Movements and Globalization Cristina Flesher Fominaya
- Fascism Martin Kitchen
- Power Steven Lukes
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