Political/Cultural Identity: Citizens and Nations in a Global Era

Political/Cultural Identity: Citizens and Nations in a Global Era

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This broad-ranging and interdisciplinary text offers a rich overview of political and cultural identity. Changes across the political landscape from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the recent Islamic revival have profoundly altered the received ideas that define political cultures throughout the world. In this context, Peter W. Preston draws together diverse strands of literature to throw light on the impact on identity of a changing global environment. The book offers a helpful analysis of political, cultural, and economic identity, which lies at the center of individual actions and social structure. This analysis is fleshed out by a detailed examination of specific regional cases, including the realignment of Europe, the sharp rise of Pacific Asia, and the Americas after NAFTA. This unique blend of cultural theory and political analysis offers important and fascinating insights, making Political/Cultural Identity invaluable reading for students and academics across political, social, and cultural studies.

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