Theorizing Nationalism

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This text offers a critical overview of the main approaches to the study of nationalism. Each chapter opens by focusing on an influential theorist, highlighting issues central to the debate on nationalism. Wide-ranging in its analysis and giving due weight to contemporary as well as conventional debates, this volume is an ideal starting point for students new to the literature, as well as offering an insightful and challenging account for those...

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Overview

This text offers a critical overview of the main approaches to the study of nationalism. Each chapter opens by focusing on an influential theorist, highlighting issues central to the debate on nationalism. Wide-ranging in its analysis and giving due weight to contemporary as well as conventional debates, this volume is an ideal starting point for students new to the literature, as well as offering an insightful and challenging account for those with some knowledge of the subject.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333962640
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Graham Day is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Wales, Bangor.

Dr. Andrew Thompson is Principal Lecturer in Sociology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Glamorgan.

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Table of Contents

Theorising Nationalism: Classical and Post-Classical Social Theories
Part 1: Classic Contributions
• The Marxist Tradition
• Modernity and Modernization
• Against Modernism
Part 2: Contemporary Debates and Applications
• The Social Construction of Nations
• Gender and Nation
• Nationalism and Racism
• Liberal Nationalism
• Between Nationalism and Globalism: the 'Challenge' of Globalization

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