Encountering Nationalism / Edition 1

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Encountering Nationalism introduces students to concepts of nationalism in an accessible, critical, and timely way. It provides an overview of the central theories, aspects, and inconsistencies of nationalism. The book explores the promises and pitfalls of nationalism, its cultural and political aspects, and its revolutionary and repressive possibilities. The chapters are organized around the importance of the state, race, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity to nationalism, and the future of nationalism.
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"Puri is particularly good at demonstrating the extent to whichnationalisms are gendered ... The book is an interpretative essaythat seeks to realign debate on its subject. In this it ischallenging and interesting." Ethnic and RacialStudies

"The book explicitly discusses the wide array of debatescentered around the theme of nationalism and therefore acts as awork that provides a seminal undersatnding of the issue ofnationalism." International Journal of ContemporarySociology

"This is a wonderful entry point for students and faculty tryingto get a grip on the often slippery but politically fraught idea,and practice, of nationalism. Puri puts earlier discussions ofnationalism into a post-September 11 focus. Moreover, she bringsthe ongoing debates about the nature and uses of nationalism up todate by showing how central to nationalism are presumptions aboutwomen, and sexuality." – Cynthia Enloe, ClarkUniversity

"This is a thoughtful introduction to the field of nationalism.It successfully analyzes the gendered and sexual dimensions ofnationalist projects, and contextualizes them within global,economic, and political relations of power during the colonialperiod and the present day." – Nira Yuval-Davis,University of East London

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631231059
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Series: 21st Century Sociology Series , #10
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Jyoti Puri is Associate Professor of Sociology at Simmons College. She is the author of Woman, Body, Desire in Post-Colonial India: Narratives of Gender and Sexuality (1999).

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Parades, Flags, and National Pride 1
1 Vexed Links: Perspectives on Nationalism, the State, and Modernity 22
2 Fraught Legacies: Nationalism, Colonialism, and Race 72
3 Redoubtable Essences: Nationalism and Genders 107
4 Checking (Homo)Sexualities at the Nation's Door: Nationalisms and Sexualities 142
5 In the Name of God, Community, and Country: Nationalisms, Ethnicity, and Religion 170
Conclusion: Speculations on the Future of Nationalisms 210
Index 237
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