Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

by Steven Grosby
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Oxford University Press, USA
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Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192840981
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/01/2005
Series: Very Short Introductions Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 390,730
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

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