Nationalism provides an indispensable review of the study of nationalism that both introduces and critically positions all the main issues, theories and contemporary debates. Drawing upon and introducing a wide range of literatures from across politics, sociology, history, social anthropology and cultural studies, the authors seek to further challenge fixed notions of national identity, ethnicity and culture to more fully explore and understand the contemporary complexities of citizenship and the genuine potential for a cosmopolitan democracy. The text surveys both classical and contemporary approaches including those from within feminism, postmodernism, postcolonialism and globalization studies. It will be essential reading for all students and academics seeking a deeper understanding of nationalism and national identity today.
- Chapter 1: Ambivalent Legacies: Nationalism, Political Ideology and Social Theory
- Chapter 2: Contemporary Approaches to Nationalism
- Chapter 3: Nationalism, Culture and the Politics of the Imagined
- Chapter 4: Good and Bad Nationalisms
- Chapter 5: Nationalism and Democracy
- Chapter 6: Nationalism in a Global World
- Chapter 7: Beyond Nationalism?