Nationalism Reframed: Nationhood and the National Question in the New Europe / Edition 1

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Nationalism Reframed is a theoretically and historically informed study of nationalism in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Rogers Brubaker develops an original account of the interlocking and opposed nationalisms of national minorities, the nationalizing states in which they live, and the external national homelands to which they are linked by external ties. He then analyzes contemporary nationalisms in historical and comparative perspective, tracing the parallels between the Eastern European nationalisms of today and those of the interwar period.

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"In a series of vigorous and rigorous studies of the shifting triadic relations between 'nationalizing states,' 'national minorities,' and their 'external national homelands' in postimperial Europe and Eurasia, Rogers Brubaker reconfigures and reframes our understanding of the national question - its eclipse, revival, and manifold metamorphoses. Wedding surgical empirical precision with uncanny analytical perspicacity, geographical scope with historical depth, this book is a theoretical breakthrough and clears a new terrain for a reflexive sociology of the ongoing fabrication of everything we subsume under the falsely self-evident name of 'nation.'" Pierre Bourdieu, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociale

"Brubaker's framing of a 'pas de trois' of the nationalizing state, the national minority population, and the national homeland illuminates brilliantly the political dynamics of nationalism. His concepts and descriptions are historically rich and sociologically compelling. It will no longer be possible for me to write about nationalism without reference to this masterful set of essays." David D. Laitin, University of Chicago

"This book makes it clear that Rogers Brubaker is the most brilliant of the younger generation of scholars of nationalism. If the great theoretical ingenuity is seen in the creation of a conceptual apparatus designed to handle states, what is most impressive is the way in which this leads to high-powered substantive discoveries. Policy makers quite as much as academics can benefit from analyses of Central Europe in the interwar period and after 1989, of differences between Weimar Germany and post-communist Russia, and of differential patterns of the ending of empires. This is a rare achievement, likely to set the terms of debate for many years." John A. Hall

"Brubaker may be the freshest voice writing on issues of nationalism, ethnicity, and national identity. He brings to the post-Soviet and East European scene not only a deep knowledge of Western Europe but great conceptual imagination." Robert Legvold, Foreign Affairs Volume 76 No.2

"...serious readers may learn a great deal from careful reading. Recommended for all libraries." F. Tachau, Choice

"It would serve as a valuable supplementary text for any course focused on nationalism or, as is more likely these days, the poltics of identitity." John W. Outland, Perspectives on Political Science

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521576499
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 202
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Rethinking Nationhood and Nationalism: 1. Rethinking nationhood: nation as institutionalized form, practical category, contingent event; 2. Nationhood and the national question in the Soviet Union; 3. National minorities, nationalizing states, and external national homelands in the New Europe; Part II. The Old 'New Europe' and the New: 4. Nationalizing states in the old 'New Europe' - and the new; 5. Homeland nationalism in Weimar Germany and 'Weimar Russia'; 6. Aftermaths of empire and the unmixing of peoples.

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