The Sociology of Nationalism: Tomorrow's Ancestors / Edition 1

The Sociology of Nationalism: Tomorrow's Ancestors / Edition 1

by David McCrone
     
 

In recent years nationalism has emerged as one of the dominant issues of our time. In this lucid and balanced account, David McCrone lays out the key issues and debates around a subject which is too often obscured by polemic. Among topics covered are:
* classical and contemporary theories of nationalism
* nationalism and ethnicity
* nationalism and the

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Overview

In recent years nationalism has emerged as one of the dominant issues of our time. In this lucid and balanced account, David McCrone lays out the key issues and debates around a subject which is too often obscured by polemic. Among topics covered are:
* classical and contemporary theories of nationalism
* nationalism and ethnicity
* nationalism and the nation state
* colonial and post-colonial nationalisms
* neo nationalism and post communist nationalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415114608
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/21/1998
Series:
International Library of Sociology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The fall and rise of nationalism1
2Tribe, place and identity: ethnicity and nationalism22
3Inventing the past: history and nationalism44
4'Devils at his back': nationalism and Ernest Gellner64
5Nation as state: nationalism and state-building85
6Dialectic with the other: liberation nationalism in the twentieth century102
7In and out of the state: the rise and rise of neo-nationalism125
8The unforeseen revolution: post-communist nationalism149
9Nationalism and its futures169
Bibliography188
Index199

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