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The Ethnic Revival : European Studies in Social Psychology - Professor Anthony D. Smith

The Ethnic Revival

European Studies in Social Psychology

Paperback Published: 28th December 1981
ISBN: 9780521298858
Number Of Pages: 256

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Since the Second World War, the world has witnessed a remarkable efflorescence of ethnic feeling and nationalist aspirations. Among Bretons, Basques, Scots, Welsh, Flemish, Quebecois, Catalans, Kurds, Ibo, Somali, and a host of other communities, ethnic movements demanding much greater autonomy, or even independence, have sprung up. Originally published in 1981, this book explores the ethnic separatisms and 'neo-nationalisms' that, at the time, threatened to undermine the fragile stability of the world order and to annul liberal and cosmopolitan dreams of world government and a universal scientific culture. What were the underlying causes of this ethnic revival? Why did it assume worldwide proportions? Anthony D. Smith claims that to uncover the cultural root and mental spring of the ethnic renaissance we must look to the development of a sense of history that first arose in eighteenth-century Europe.

An 'ethnic revival'?
Uneven development
Language and community
Ethnic consciousness in pre-modern eras
Bureaucracy and the intelligentsia
State integration and ethnic schism
Accommodation and neo-ethnicity
Towards the scientific state
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ISBN: 9780521298858
ISBN-10: 0521298857
Series: European Studies in Social Psychology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 28th December 1981
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.38