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Banal Nationalism / Edition 1
     

Banal Nationalism / Edition 1

by Michael Billig
 

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ISBN-10: 0803975244

ISBN-13: 9780803975248

Pub. Date: 10/20/1995

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Michael Billig presents a major challenge to orthodox conceptions of nationalism in this elegantly written book. While traditional theorizing has tended to the focus on extreme expressions of nationalism, the author turns his attention to the everyday, less visible forms which are neither exotic or remote, he describes as 'banal nationalism'.

The author asks why

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Michael Billig presents a major challenge to orthodox conceptions of nationalism in this elegantly written book. While traditional theorizing has tended to the focus on extreme expressions of nationalism, the author turns his attention to the everyday, less visible forms which are neither exotic or remote, he describes as 'banal nationalism'.

The author asks why people do not forget their national identity. He suggests that in daily life nationalism is constantly flagged in the media through routine symbols and habits of language. Banal Nationalism is critical of orthodox theories in sociology, politics and social psychology for ignoring this core feature of national identity. Michael Billig argues forcefully that wi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803975248
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/20/1995
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Nations and Languages
Remembering Banal Nationalism
National Identity in the World of Nations
Flagging the Homeland Daily
Postmodernity and Identity
Philosophy as a Flag for the Pax Americana
Concluding Remarks

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