This exciting new textbook is the first to offer students a truly comprehensive AND engaging account of the vibrant topic of Nationalism.
Packed with a series of rich, illustrative examples, this book examines this powerful and remarkable political force by exploring: Definitions of Nationalism, including normative and descriptive approaches; The manifestation of Nationalism through language; The relationship between Religion and Nationalism; Discussions on the political uses of History as a social construct; The social roots of ideologies and the significance of class and gender; Different kinds of nationalist movements, ranging from dominant majorities to peripheral minorities; Explanations of nationalist mobilization, taking into account historical, socio-economic and sociological approaches; State responses to Nationalism; Territorial and non-territorial devolutions of power and the relationship between Nationalism and Federalism
Nationalism, Ethnicity and the State is an insightful read for both undergraduate and graduate students of politics and international relations.
Chapter 6: Nationalism and Public Culture
Nationalism and Public Culture
On 26 June 1969, the El Salvador soccer team defeated Honduras in Mexico City in a playoff to qualify for the World Cup, and the already tense relationship between the two countries spilled over into mutual hostility at popular and governmental level. A week later, following a break in diplomatic relations, open warfare broke out between the two countries and, though it finished within a few days following intervention by the Organization of American States, several thousand people had been killed and several hundred thousand had been displaced. The origins of the ‘football war’ were much more profound than the outcome of the match that sparked it: economic tensions associated with Salvadoran migration to Honduras were a major ...