Nationalism - Theory, Ideology, History 2e
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|Format:||Hardback, 200 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 17 November 2010|
About the Author
Anthony D. Smith is Emeritus Professor of Nationalism and Ethnicity at the London School of Economics.
Table of Contents
Preface Introduction 1 Concepts The Meanings of Nationalism Definitions 2 Ideologies Fundamental Ideals Core Concepts Nationalism as Culture and Religion Voluntarism and Organicism 'Ethnic' and 'Civic' Nationalisms 3 Paradigms Modernism Perennialism Primordialism Ethno-symbolism Conclusion 4 Theories Ideology and Industrialism Reason and Emotion Politics and Culture Elites and Everyday Nationalism Construction and Reinterpretation Conclusion 5 Histories 'Great Nations', Small Ethnies Nations Before Nationalism Nations in Antiquity? Nations in History: An Alternative View Conclusion 6 Prospects Proliferating Nationalism The Demise of the Nation-state? Hybrid Identities? The Dissolution of Nationalism? The Consumer Society Global Culture? Internationalizing Nationalism Uneven Ethno-histories Sacred Foundations Conclusion Notes Appendix: Maps References Index
"All who are interested in the study of nationalism are most fortunate to have available this masterly, updated distillation of Anthony Smith's four decades of intensive scholarship on the topic. It is concise and yet treats all of nationalism's key aspects, including its wellsprings and historical evolution. Students are certain to benefit from its clarity and from its critical, sweeping review of the literature." Walker Connor, Middlebury College, Vermont "This is a very accessible and engaging introduction to the major debates on the study of nationalism. It also manages to say something new and offers many insights into the complex phenomenon that is nationalism. Readers will find the definitions of concepts very helpful." Gerard Delanty, University of Sussex
|Publisher: ||Polity Press|
|Dimensions: ||14.0 x 21.59 x 1.6 centimeters (0.43 kg)|