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Culture and the Politics of Third World Nationalism - Dawa Norbu

Culture and the Politics of Third World Nationalism

Hardcover Published: 29th October 1992
ISBN: 9780415080033
Number Of Pages: 280

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"Culture and the Politics of Third World Nationalism" provides insights drawn from a deep understanding of specific political systems in the Third World and a thorough knowledge of nationalist activity within these systems. Dawa Norbu combines these insights with a theoretical framework that seeks to draw out the universal significance of the events.
The author's personal experience of nationalism in Tibet, in India, and in the United States, together with a sociological analysis of ten case studies, inform an argument that is focused on the ways that nationalism is shaped by local cultural factors.
The areas discussed include South Asia, the Middle East, Western Europe, and Latin America. Dawa Norbu provides an analysis of the relationship between Marxism and nationalism, and argues that the importance of nationalism as an enduring social force in international politics is especially evident from its appearance in societies that are explicitly founded upon transnational ideals.

Preface: Field Experience and Social Theoryp. xiii
Introduction: Western Concepts and Non-Western Realitiesp. 1
Towards a New Definition of Third World Nationalismp. 22
The Stages of Proto-Nationalism: Tribalism, Ethnicity and Patriotismp. 31
Social Structure of the Nation: The Ordering Principle of National Attributesp. 47
The Evolution of Religious Sects and the Emergence of National Identitiesp. 64
Modern Nationalism and Egalitarian Ideologyp. 88
The Politics of Nationalism: Mass Mobilization, Linguistic Transformation and Nationalist Movementsp. 108
The Mechanism of Massmobilization: Symbol Manipulation and Identity Assertionp. 130
Nationalism as Social Power: Restructuring Egalitarian Systemsp. 157
Notesp. 180
The Monoethnic State and Polyethnic Social System: The Rise of Ethnic Nationalismp. 181
Conclusion: Cultural Differentiation and Political Rationalizationp. 210
Epilogue: The Rise of Slavic Nationalisms and the Collapse of Transnational Ideocracyp. 228
Referencesp. 240
Indexp. 248
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ISBN: 9780415080033
ISBN-10: 0415080037
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 29th October 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1