The Sociology of Nationalism: Tomorrow's Ancestors

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Routledge, May 3, 2002 - Social Science - 224 pages
In recent years nationalism has emerged as one of the dominant issues of our time. In this lucid and balanced account, David McCrone lays out the key issues and debates around a subject which is too often obscured by polemic. Among topics covered are:
* classical and contemporary theories of nationalism
* nationalism and ethnicity
* nationalism and the nation state
* colonial and post-colonial nationalisms
* neo nationalism and post communist nationalism.
 

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Contents

THE FALL AND RISE OF NATIONALISM
1
Ethnicity and nationalism
22
INVENTING THE PAST History and nationalism
44
DEVILS AT HIS BACK Nationalism and Ernest Gellner
64
NATION AS STATE Nationalism and statebuilding
85
DIALECTIC WITH THE OTHER Liberation nationalism in the twentieth century
102
IN AND OUT OF THE STATE The rise and rise of neonationalism
125
THE UNFORESEEN REVOLUTION Postcommunist nationalism
149
NATIONALISM AND ITS FUTURES
169
BIBLIOGRAPHY
188
INDEX
199
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