Nation-States and Nationalisms: Organization, Ideology and Solidarity

Nation-States and Nationalisms: Organization, Ideology and Solidarity

by Sinisa Malesevic
     
 

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Despite many predictions made over the last two hundred years that nation-states and nationalism are transient phenomena that will eventually fade away, the historical record and contemporary events show otherwise. Nationalism still remains the most popular, potent and resilient ideological discourse and the nation-state the only legitimate mode of territorial rule.… See more details below

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Despite many predictions made over the last two hundred years that nation-states and nationalism are transient phenomena that will eventually fade away, the historical record and contemporary events show otherwise. Nationalism still remains the most popular, potent and resilient ideological discourse and the nation-state the only legitimate mode of territorial rule.

This innovative and concise book provides an in-depth analysis of the processes involved in the emergence, formation, expansion and transformation of nation-states and nationalisms as they are understood today. Sinisa Malesevic examines the historical predecessors of nation-states (from hunting and gathering bands, through city-states, to modernizing empires) and explores the historical rise of organizational and ideological powers that eventually gave birth to the modern nation-state. The book also investigates the ways in which nationalist ideologies were able to envelop the microcosm of family, kin, residential and friendship networks. Other important topics covered along the way include: the relationships between nationalism and violence; the routine character of nationalist experience; and the impacts of globalization and religious revivals on the transformation of nationalisms and nation-states.

This insightful analysis of nationalisms and nation-states through time and space will appeal to scholars and students in sociology, politics, history, anthropology, international relations and geography.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Nation-states and nationalism remain hotly contested topics. Whatare they and where do they come from? Malešević’sapproach is both original and arresting: to stress not culture orbiological descent but organization, ideology, and transformationsof solidarity. This casts the debate in a novel form, and is boundto give this book a wide and attentive readership."
Krishan Kumar, University of Virginia
 
"Theoretically sophisticated yet eminently readable, this bookprovides an excellent introduction to the study of nationhood andnationalism."
Rogers Brubaker, University of California, Los Angeles

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745672069
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/21/2013
Series:
PPSS - Polity Political Sociology Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
1 MB

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