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Theorizing Nationalism

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Hardcover - 9780333962640

01 January 2005

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01 January 2005

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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...

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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.

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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

Acknowledgements
Theorizing Nationalism
The Marxist Tradition
Modernity and Modernization
Against Modernism
The Social Construction of Nations
Gender and Nation
Nationalism and Racism
Liberal Nationalism?
The 'Challenge of Globalization'
Conclusion: Between Jihad and McWorld?.
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GRAHAM DAY is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Head of School in the School of Social Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor, UK.

ANDREW THOMPSON is a Lecturer in Sociology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Glamorgan, UK.

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GRAHAM DAY is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Head of School in the School of Social Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor, UK.

ANDREW THOMPSON is a Lecturer in Sociology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Glamorgan, UK.

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