Nations and Nationalism: A Reader
Philip Spencer, Howard Wollman
Rutgers University Press, 2005 - Political Science - 364 pages
Nationalism has become a topic of wide-ranging significance and heated debate over recent years, with a huge expansion in the amount of literature available. Bringing together the best and most representative of these writings, Nations and Nationalism is an essential reader for students of political theory and related fields.
Assembled by two influential scholars, the volume includes the core, basic texts required for any course on nationalism, along with a selection of less well-known contributions that illuminates the debates. Articles and chapters cover the origins, different types, and concepts of nationalism; its relationship with race, gender, and ethnicity; the impact of globalization, post-communism, and migration; and debates about citizenship and self-determination. Classic writers such as Ernest Gellner, Anthony Smith, Benedict Anderson, and John Breuilly are represented along with younger scholars who have played a critical role in reshaping contemporary attitudes toward the topic.Selected writings by historians, sociologists, and anthropologists supplement contributions from political scientists so that students will be able to compare theories and debates across a range of disciplines and time periods. Taken together, the chapters provide a balanced and vivid overview of how nationalism has exploded as a topic of inquiry over the last two decades and how it has interacted with other political and social forces.
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GLOBALISATION CITIZENSHIP AND NATIONALISM
EthnoSymbolism and the Study of Nationalism
The Construction of Nationhood
Nationalism and Modernity
Nationalism and the State
Really Existing Nationalisms
Good and Bad Nationalisms
Whose Imagined Community?
Constructing National and Cultural Identities
How Nationalisms Spread Eastern Europe Adrift
Citizenship and the Other in the Age of Migration
Racism and Nationalism
Culture and Political Community