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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
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Chapter 7: Nationalism and Social Structure
When airline passengers are stopped for further investigation by airport security staff, by immigration police or by customs officers, there is commonly an underlying pattern: their identity documents, physical appearance, body language or mode of dress draw attention to them as standing out in some manner – as being ‘different’ in a way that might reward further investigation. The officials in question are unlikely to be operating at random: they have formed a hunch that certain characteristics offer a clue to an individual's worldview and behaviour.
This may extend to the political world. It has commonly been suggested that nationalism is linked to the social background of those involved: that Kurdish nationalism in Turkey is a distinctive concern of ...