This exciting new book is the first to offer a truly comprehensive account of the vibrant topic of nationalism.
Packed with a series of rich, illustrative examples, the book examines this powerful and remarkable political force by exploring:
- Definitions of nationalism
- Language and nationalism
- Religion and Nationalism
- Nationalist history
- The social roots of ideologies and the significance of race, gender and class
- Nationalist movements, from dominant majorities to peripheral minorities socio-economic and sociological perspectives
- State responses to nationalism
Supported by a number of helpful illustrations, tables and diagrams, the text is both engaging and highly informative.
Nationalism, Ethnicity and the State: Making and Breaking Nations will prove an insightful read for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers in the area of Politics and International Relations.
John Coakley is Professor of Politics at the School of Politics & International Relations, University College Dublin.
Introduction The Study of Nationalism Introduction Matters of Definition Matters of Evaluation Matters of Analysis Conclusion PART ONE: NATION AND SOCIETY Nationalism, Race and Gender Introduction Race and Nation Gender and Nation Conclusion Nationalism and Language Introduction Language and Its Nature Language and Politics Language and Nation Conclusion Nationalism and Religion Introduction Religion and Its Nature Religion and Politics Religion and Nation Conclusion Nationalism and History Introduction The Writing of History Nationalist History History and the Nation Conclusion Nationalism and Public Culture Introduction Material Culture and the Nation The Arts and the Nation Sport and the Nation Conclusion PART TWO: NATIONALIST MOBILIZATION Nationalism and Social Structure Introduction Class and Nation Socioeconomic Change and Nationalism Region and Nation Conclusion Types of Nationalist Mobilization Introduction Common Features Intergrationist Nationalism Colonial Nationalism Separatist Nationalsm Conclusion Explaining Nationalism Introduction The Birth of Nationalism The Growth of Natioalsm The Victory of Nationalism Conclusion Nationalism and State Structure Introduction Suppressing Minorities Incorporating Minorities Conclusion CONCLUSION Nation and State in Perspective Introduction Reassembling the Argument Speculating About the Future Conclusion