This volume celebrates and evaluates Anthony D. Smith’s path-breaking contribution to the study of nations and nationalism.<br><ul><br><li>A fresh and critical look at Anthony D. Smith’s path-breaking contribution to the study of nations and nationalism. <br><li>Debates various issues concerning Smith’s controversial ethnosymbolic approach. <br><li>Includes contributions from academics based in the Czech Republic, Norway, the UK and US. <br><li>Opens up new avenues of research.</li></ul>
Introduction: History and National Destiny: Monterrey Guibernau (Open University) and John Hutchinson (London School of Economics).
1. Definitions, Periodization and Prospects for the Longue Duree: John A. Armstrong (retired from University of Wisconsin, Madison).
2. Covenant and Continuity: Ethno-Symbolism and the Myth of Divine Election: Bruce Cauthen.
3. The Timelessness of Nations: Walker Connor (Middlebury College).
4. Place, Kinship and the Case for Non-Ethnic Nations: Thomas Hylland Eriksen (University of Oslo).
5. ?Dominant Ethnicity? and the ?Ethnic-Civic? Dichotomy in the Work of A. D. Smith: Eric Kaufmann (Birkbeck College, University of London) and Oliver Zimmer (University of Durham).
6. Ethnicity and Supra-Ethnicity in Corpus Planning: The Hidden Status Agenda in Corpus Planning: Joshua A. Fishman (Yeshiva University, New York).
7. From Ethnic Group Toward the Modern Nation: The Czech Case: Miroslav Hroch (Charles University Prague).
8. Myth Against Myth: The Nation as Ethnic Overlay: John Hutchinson (London School of Economics).
9. Anthony D. Smith on Nations and National Identity: A Critical Assessment: Montserrat Guibernau (Open University).
10. The Ethno-Cultural Roots of National Art: Athena S. Leoussi (University of Reading).
11. Nationalism and Globalisation: Mary Kaldor.
12. Globalising National States: Stein Tonnesson (historian).
13. History and National Destiny: Responses and Clarifications: Anthony D. Smith (London School of Economics).