What Is a Nation?: Europe 1789-1914 by Timothy Baycroft, Mark Hewitson

By Timothy Baycroft, Mark Hewitson

Nationalism has had international repercussions in the course of the smooth international, mendacity on the root of wars, revolutions, and social and cultural pursuits. This quantity analyses and compares diverse kinds of nationalism as they originated and built in Europe during the 'long 19th century', and provides an unique and authoritative reassessment.

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The Nation and Nationalism in Europe: An Introduction by Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski

By Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski

An summary of the contending ways to the country and nationalism in a ecu context, this e-book explores a large choice of theoretical views, together with the debatable factor of theoretical dichotomy (civic as opposed to ethnic nationalism) and makes an attempt to beat it. It additionally introduces 3 varieties of nationalism: ideology, social circulation, and angle, making an allowance for a scientific remedy of sub-state and crucial kingdom nationalism. In end the textual content appears at eu nationalism in perform, providing new empirical findings from either in-depth unmarried state instances and cross-country comparisons.

Pawel Karolewski is assistant professor of political philosophy on the college of Potsdam. he's coauthor, with Andrzej Marcin Suszycki, of Nationalism and eu Integration and co-editor, additionally with Suszycki, of Nationalism in modern Europe: Theoretical Insights and Empirical proof. Andrzej Marcin Suszycki is a senior lecturer in overseas politics on the Humboldt college of Berlin.

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Nations and Nationalism since 1780: Programme, Myth, Reality by Eric J. Hobsbawm

By Eric J. Hobsbawm

Eric Hobsbawm's significant enquiry into the query of nationalism received extra approval for his 'colossal stature ... his incontrovertible excellence as an historian, and his authoritative and hugely readable prose'. contemporary occasions in jap Europe and the previous Soviet republics have because strengthened the vital value of nationalism within the background of political evolution and upheaval. This moment version has been up-to-date within the mild of these occasions, with a last bankruptcy addressing the effect of the dramatic adjustments that experience taken position. it's also extra maps to demonstrate nationalities, languages and political divisions throughout Europe within the 19th and 20th centuries.

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The Dynamics of Cultural Nationalism: The Gaelic Revival and by John Hutchinson

By John Hutchinson

A welcome boost to the literature on nationalism, fairly given its emphasis on cultural origins and features. Hutchinson makes the case that cultural nationalism, as designated from political variations, is a different and recurrent ideological flow. the 1st bankruptcy of the ebook lays out a unique theoretical point of view that emerges from Hutchinson's debate together with his mentor, Anthony D. Smith (see his The Ethnic Revival, 1981). The effect of modernization, specially as embodied within the upward push of the trendy kingdom, and the function of the intelligentsia vis-a-vis the formation of nationalism yield, as Smith perspectives them, a framework during which Hutchinson identifies and evaluates a number of sociological hypotheses. What follows is an research of cultural nationalism in 18th- and nineteenth- century eire. The breadth of Hutchinson's scholarship surfaces time and again in daring historic and comparative speculations in regards to the nationalist event within the Hapsburg and Ottoman empires, colonial India, and in different places. substantial realization is given to the Gaelic revival in eire among 1890 and 1921. Hutchinson's kind is attractive, his learn is thorough, and his argument provocative. Upper-division undergraduates and above.-R. Coughlan, SUNY Empire kingdom university

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Land and Nationalism in Fictions from Southern Africa by James Graham

By James Graham

During this quantity, Graham investigates the relation among land and nationalism in South African and Zimbabwean fiction from the Nineteen Sixties to the current. This comparative research, the 1st of its style, discusses a variety of writing opposed to a backdrop of nearby decolonization, together with novels via the prize-winning authors J.M Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Chenjerai Hove, and Yvonne Vera. by way of using more than a few serious perspectives—cultural materialist, feminist and ecocritical—this e-book bargains new methods of pondering the connection among literature, politics and the surroundings in Southern Africa. The go back of land has been valuable to the cloth and cultural struggles for decolonization in Southern Africa, but among the appearance of democracy in Zimbabwe (1980) and South Africa (1994) and Zimbabwe’s determination to fast-track land redistribution in 2000, it's been constrained land reform instead of frequent land redistribution that has prevailed. in this interval nationalist discourses of reconciliation and fiscal improvement changed these of revolution and decolonization. This e-book develops a critique of either sorts of nationalistic narrative by way of concentrating on how diverse and infrequently opposing notion of land and kingdom are mirrored, refracted or even refused within the fictions.

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Ethnicity without Groups by Rogers Brubaker

By Rogers Brubaker

"Despite a quarter-century of constructivist theorizing within the social sciences and arts, ethnic teams remain conceived as entities and solid as actors. newshounds, policymakers, and researchers repeatedly body debts of ethnic, racial, and nationwide clash because the struggles of internally homogeneous, externally bounded ethnic teams, races, and countries. In doing so, they unwittingly undertake the language of members in such struggles, and give a contribution to the reification of ethnic groups.In this well timed and provocative quantity, Rogers Brubaker--well recognized for his paintings on immigration, citizenship, and nationalism--challenges this pervasive and common sense ""groupism."" yet he doesn't easily revert to plain constructivist tropes concerning the fluidity and multiplicity of identification. as soon as a bracing problem to traditional knowledge, constructivism has grown complacent, even cliched. That ethnicity is developed is usual; this quantity presents new insights into the way it is developed. through transferring the analytical concentration from identification to identifications, from teams as entities to group-making tasks, from shared tradition to categorization, from substance to procedure, Brubaker exhibits that ethnicity, race, and kingdom will not be issues on this planet yet views at the international: methods of seeing, studying, and representing the social world."

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Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National by Rashid Khalidi

By Rashid Khalidi

This foundational textual content now contains a new creation by means of Rashid Khalidi reflecting at the value of his paintings over the last decade and its dating to the fight for Palestinian nationhood.

Khalidi additionally casts a watch to the longer term, noting the power of Palestinian identification and social harmony but pondering even if present traits will result in Palestinian statehood and independence.

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Introducing Marxism by Rupert Woodfin, Oscar Zarate

By Rupert Woodfin, Oscar Zarate

Was once Marx himself a 'Marxist'? was once his visionary promise of socialism betrayed by way of Marxist dictatorship? Is Marxism unavoidably totalitarian? What did Marx particularly say? Introducing Marxism offers a basic account of Karl Marx's unique philosophy, its roots in 19th-century ecu ideology, and his radical fiscal and social feedback of capitalism that encouraged substantial 19th-century revolutions. It assesses Marxism's Russian disciples - Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin - who cast a ruthless dogmatic Communism. This publication examines the choice Marxist techniques of Gramsci, the Frankfurt university of serious conception and the structuralist Marxism of Althusser within the Nineteen Sixties. It marshals postmodern interpretations of Marxism and increases the spectre of 'post-Marxism' in Derrida's disagreement with Fukuyama's 'end of background' doctrine. Marxism isn't really easily a phantom of the 20th-century chilly conflict that when encouraged terror. It continues to be a powerful moral strength in our postmodern age of uncertainty.

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