The SAGE Handbook of Nations and Nationalism gives readers a critical survey of the latest theories and debates and provides a glimpse of the issues that will shape their future. Its three sections guide the reader through the theoretical approaches to this field of study, its major themes – from modernity to memory, migration and genocide – and the diversity of nationalisms found around the globe. The overall aim of this Handbook is to relate theories and debates within and across a range of disciplines, illuminate themes and issues of central importance in both historical and contemporary contexts, and show how nationalism has impacted upon and interacted with other political and social forms and forces. This book will provide a much-needed resource for scholars in international relations, political science, social theory, and sociology.
Chapter 5: Nations and Nationalisms: Between General Theory and Comparative History
Nations and Nationalisms: Between General Theory and Comparative History
The case for comparative perspectives on nations and nationalisms can be made at the most basic level. Definitions of nationhood are notoriously disputed, ...