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The SAGE Handbook of Nations and Nationalism - Gerard Delanty

The SAGE Handbook of Nations and Nationalism

By: Gerard Delanty (Editor), Krishan Kumar (Editor)

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'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.

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

Introduction
Approaches
Nationalism and the Historians
Modernization and Communication as Factors of Nation Formation
Structural Approaches to Nations and Nationalism
Nations and Nationalisms
Between General Theory and Comparative History
Cultural Approaches to Nationalism
The Social Psychology of Nationalism
To Die for the Sake of Strangers
Nationalism and Direct Rule
Nationalism and Political Philosophy
Discourse-Analytic and Socio-Linguistic Approaches to the Study of Nation(alism)
Gender Approaches to Nations and Nationalism
Methodological Nationalism and Its Critique
Themes
Pre-Modern Nationalism
An Oxymoron? The Evidence from England
Modernity and Nationalism
Ethnicity and Nationalism
Nationalism and Religion
Race and the Nation
Nation and Commemoration
Memory, Truth and Victimhood in Post-Trauma Societies
Citizenship, Nationalism and Nation-Building
Nation and Region
In or Out of State?
Nationalism and Sport
Nations, Mega-Events and International Culture
Xenophobia and the New Nationalisms
Nations, Migrants and Transnational Identifications
An Interactive Approach to Nationalism
Hot and Banal Nationalism
The Nationalisation of 'The Masses'
Nationalism and the Power of Ideology
Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing and Nationalism
Ethnic Exclusion in Nationalizing States
Nationlism and Liberalism
Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism
The Paradox of Modernity
Theorizing Nation Formation in the Context of Imperalism and Globalism
Nations and Nationalism in a Global Age
Supernationalism-Integralism-Nationalism
Schemata for 21st Century Europe
Nation and Nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe
Nation and Nationalism in Russia
Modernity and Nationalism
Turkey and Iran in Comparative Perspectives
Nation and Nationalism in South Asia
Nations and Nationalism in Central Asia
Contending Nationalisms in South-East Asia
Nation and Nationalism in Contemporary Japan
China and Chinese Nationalism
Arab Nationalism
African Nationalism
A Nation before Nationalism
The Civic and Ethnic Construction of America
Nationalism in South and Central America
Nations and Nationalism in Australia and New Zealand
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ISBN: 9781412901017
ISBN-10: 1412901014
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 14th June 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.4  x 3.71
Weight (kg): 1.0