Nationalism and Social Theory: Modernity and the Recalcitrance of the Nation / Edition 1

Nationalism and Social Theory: Modernity and the Recalcitrance of the Nation / Edition 1

by Gerard Delanty, Patrick O'Mahony
     
 

Why has nationalism proved so durable? What are the roots of its appeal? This sharp and accessible book slices through the myths surrounding nationalism and provides an important new perspective on this perennial subject.

The book argues that: nationalism is persistent, not merely because of its specific ideological appeal, but because it expresses some of

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Why has nationalism proved so durable? What are the roots of its appeal? This sharp and accessible book slices through the myths surrounding nationalism and provides an important new perspective on this perennial subject.

The book argues that: nationalism is persistent, not merely because of its specific ideological appeal, but because it expresses some of the major conflicts in modernity; nationalism reflects and reinforces four key trends in western social development: state formation, democratization, capitalism and the rationalization of culture; the forms of nationalism can be organized into a comprehensive typology which is outlined in the course of this study; post-nationalism and cosmopolitanism are significant innovations in the debate about nation-states and nationalism; and that the new radical nationalisms have become powerful new movements in the global age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761954514
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/16/2002
Series:
BSA New Horizons in Sociology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Modernity, Nationalism and Social Theory
A General Outline
Modernity and Nationalism
Transformation and Integration
Nationalism and Structure
Nationalism and Culture
Nationalism, Agency and Social Change
Towards a Typology of Forms of Nationalism
The New Radical Nationalisms
Globalization, Xenophobia and Cultural Violence
Debating the Limits of Nationalism
Possibilities for Postnationalism

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