Nations as Zones of Conflict

Nations as Zones of Conflict

by John Hutchinson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761957278

ISBN-13: 9780761957270

Pub. Date: 12/18/2004

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This compelling book argues the nations consist of culturally diverse ethnic identities, formed and transformed through conflict, shaken by the unpredictable challenges of modernity, and riven thus by cultural wars that threaten national cohesion yet offer communities multiple opportunities in times of change.

Hutchinson breaks new ground in arguing that

Overview

This compelling book argues the nations consist of culturally diverse ethnic identities, formed and transformed through conflict, shaken by the unpredictable challenges of modernity, and riven thus by cultural wars that threaten national cohesion yet offer communities multiple opportunities in times of change.

Hutchinson breaks new ground in arguing that nations are enduring entities that must compete with the multiple identities of the modern world, and that such rivalry gives nations their dynamism. It will be of interest to students of sociology, political science, history, international relations and ethnicity and nationalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761957270
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/18/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
An Alternative Model
Organisation
PART ONE: ZONES OF CONFLICT
Introduction
The Modernist Critique
Ethnosymbolists and Recurring Factors
Ethnogenetic Factors
Ethnie as Social and Political Actors
The Rise of States and Modern Processes
Ethnic Continuities and Modern Nations
Conclusions
PART TWO: THE REVIVALIST REVOLUTION
Introduction
Romanticism as an Ethnocultural Movement
National Revivalism and Social Transformation
Moral Innovators
National Sacrifice and Mythic Overlaying
Conclusions
PART THREE: CULTURAL WARS
Introduction
Cultural Wars in Modern Nations
The Roots of Conflict
Significance and Consequences
Polarisation
The Elaboration of a National Identity
Persisting Differences
Conclusions
PART FOUR: HOT AND BANAL NATIONALISMS
Introduction
The Rise of the Mass Nation
Nationalism from below
Patterns of Mass Identification with the Nation
Fluctuating Identities
Banal Nationalism
Conclusions
PART FIVE: NATIONALISM AND THE CLASH OF CIVILISATIONS
Introduction
Globalisation and Nationalism
Regionalism
European Union and the National States
The Clash of Civilisations
Conclusions

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