Throughout history, humanity has borne witness to the political and moral challenges that arise when people place national identity above allegiance to geo-political states or international communities. This book discusses the concept of nations and nationalism from social, philosophical, geological, theological, and anthropological perspectives. It examines nationalist conflicts past and present, including recent struggles in the Balkans and the Middle East. Above all, this fascinating and comprehensive work clearly shows how feelings of nationalism are an inescapable part of being human.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Series:||Very Short Introductions Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.80(w) x 4.30(h) x 0.30(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Human Divisiveness
2. What is a Nation?
3. The Nation as a Social Relation
4. Territory and Kinship
5. The Nation in History
6. Nationality and Religion