This book serves as a much needed corrective to dominant, conventional approaches to the study of nationalism and ethnic conflict that is at once political, economic, cultural, and, above all, social. Providing a class-based perspective on nationalism and ethnonational conflict, the book makes a major contribution to the discussion and debate on the nature, dynamics, and contradictions of this all-pervasive phenomenon.
This book is a valuable study dealing with a very important subject from a class perspective. Its major contribution is its successful effort in critiquing subjectivist approaches to nationalism and providing an alternative critical approach that is an excellent example of class analysis as applied to the study of nationalism. -- Jim Petras