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The SAGE Handbook of Nations and Nationalism

'With its list of distinguished contributors and its wide range of topics, the handbook is surely destined to become an invaluable resource for all serious students of nationalism' - Michael Billig, Professor of Social Sciences at Loughborough University and author of 'Banal Nationalism' (SAGE 1995) 'The persistence - some would say: revival - of nationalism across the recent history of modernity, in particular the past two decades, has taken many scholars in the social sciences by surprise. In response, interest in the analysis of nationalism has increased and given rise to a great variety of new angles under which to study the phenomenon. What was missing in the cacophony of voices addressing nationalism was a volume that brought them together and confronted them with each other. This handbook does just that. It deserves particular praise for the wide range of approaches and topic included and for the systematic attempt at studying nationalism as a phenomenon of our time, not a remnant from the past' - Peter Wagner, Professor of Social and Political Theory, European University Institute; and Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick 'For students concerned with the contemporary study of nationalism this will be an invaluable publication. The three-fold division into approaches, themes and cases is a very solid and sensible one. The editors have commissioned essays from leading scholars in the field [and]this handbook provides the best single-volume overview of contemporary nationalism' - John Breuilly, Professor of Nationalism and Ethnicity, London School of Economics Nationalism has long excited debate in political, social and cultural theory and remains a key field of enquiry among historians, anthropologists, sociologists as well as political scientists. It is also one of the critical media issues of our time. There are, however, surprisingly few volumes that bring together the best of this intellectual diversity into one collection. This Handbook gives readers a critical survey of the latest theories and debates and provides a glimpse of the issues that will shape their future. Its three sections guide the reader through the theoretical approaches to this field of study, its major themes - from modernity to memory, migration and genocide - and the diversity of nationalisms found around the globe. The overall aim of this Handbook is to relate theories and debates within and across a range of disciplines, illuminate themes and issues of central importance in both historical and contemporary contexts, and show how nationalism has impacted upon and interacted with other political and social forms and forces. This book provides a much-needed resource for scholars in international relations, political science, social theory and sociology.
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Table of Contents

Introduction - Gerard Delanty and Krishan Kumar PART ONE: APPROACHES Nationalism and the Historians - Krishan Kumar Modernization and Communication as Factors of Nation Formation - Miroslav Hroch Structural Approaches to Nations and Nationalism - John A Hall Nations and Nationalisms - Johann P Arnason Between General Theory and Comparative History Cultural Approaches to Nationalism - Daniel A Segal and Richard Handler The Social Psychology of Nationalism - Lauren Langman To Die for the Sake of Strangers Nationalism and Direct Rule - Michael Hechter, Tuna Kuyucu and Audrey Sacks Nationalism and Political Philosophy - Margaret Moore Discourse-Analytic and Socio-Linguistic Approaches to the Study of Nation(alism) - Ruth Wodak Gender Approaches to Nations and Nationalism - Syliva Walby Methodological Nationalism and Its Critique - Daniel Chernilo PART TWO: THEMES Pre-Modern Nationalism - Philip S Gorski An Oxymoron? The Evidence from England Modernity and Nationalism - Liah Greenfeld Ethnicity and Nationalism - Anthony D Smith Nationalism and Religion - Mark Juergensmeyer Race and the Nation - Steve Fenton Nation and Commemoration - Charles Turner Memory, Truth and Victimhood in Post-Trauma Societies - John D Brewer Citizenship, Nationalism and Nation-Building - Bryan S Turner Nation and Region - David McCrone In or Out of State? Nationalism and Sport - Anthony King Nations, Mega-Events and International Culture - Maurice Roche Xenophobia and the New Nationalisms - Mabel Berrezin Nations, Migrants and Transnational Identifications - Anna Triandafyllidou An Interactive Approach to Nationalism Hot and Banal Nationalism - John Hutchinson The Nationalisation of `The Masses' Nationalism and the Power of Ideology - Sinisa Malesevic Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing and Nationalism - Daniele Conversi Ethnic Exclusion in Nationalizing States - Andreas Wimmer Nationlism and Liberalism - Mark Hauggard Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism - Gerard Delanty The Paradox of Modernity Theorizing Nation Formation in the Context of Imperalism and Globalism - Paul James PART THREE: NATIONS AND NATIONALISM IN A GLOBAL AGE Supernationalism-Integralism-Nationalism - Douglas R Holmes Schemata for 21st Century Europe Nation and Nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe - Chris Hann Nation and Nationalism in Russia - Richard Sakwa Modernity and Nationalism - E Fuat Keyman and Suhnaz Yilmaz Turkey and Iran in Comparative Perspectives Nation and Nationalism in South Asia - T K Oommen Nations and Nationalism in Central Asia - Anatoly M Khazanov Contending Nationalisms in South-East Asia - David Brown Nation and Nationalism in Contemporary Japan - Yoshio Sugimoto China and Chinese Nationalism - Peter Hays Gries Arab Nationalism - Ilan Pappe African Nationalism - Benjamin Neuberger A Nation before Nationalism - Susan-Mary Grant The Civic and Ethnic Construction of America Nationalism in South and Central America - Jose Mauricio Domingues Nations and Nationalism in Australia and New Zealand - Peter Beilharz and Lloyd Cox

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Gerard Delanty is Reader in Sociology at the University of Liverpool


"This useful and valuable compilation contain numerous genuinely superior contributions and much up-to-date knowledge and scholarship." -- O. Pi-Sunyer

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