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Nations and Nationalism

A Reader

Edited by Philip Spencer, Howard Wollman

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Nationalism has become a key area of political theory over recent years, with a huge expansion in the amount of literature available. Yet there are very few Readers which bring together the best and most representative of these works in one volume. This Reader includes both the core texts in the area which are required for any course on nationalism, and a selection of more interesting, less mainstream pieces - for example from post-communism and feminism, and debates which have taken place over issues such as citizenship, migration and asylum - with the aim of engaging the reader with some of the contemporary debates which have reconfigured our understanding of nationalism.

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Contents

Introduction
I THE ORIGINS OF NATIONALISM
1. Anthony Smith Ethno-symbolism and the Study of Nationalism
2. Adrian Hastings The Construction of Nationhood
3. Ernest Gellner Nationalism and modernity
4. Benedict Anderson Imagined Communities
5. John Breuilly Nationalism and the State
Further Reading
II APPROACHES TO NATIONALISM
6. Andrew Vincent. Liberal Nationalism - An Irresponsible Compound?
7. Erica Benner Really Existing Nationalisms - A Post-Communist View from Marx and Engels
8. Joane Nagel Masculinity and Nationalism: Gender and Sexuality in the Making of Nations
Further Reading

III DIFFERENTIATING NATIONALISM - NATIONALISM, RACISM, ETHNICITY
9. Thomas Eriksen Ethnicity and Nationalism
10. Paul Gilroy Between Camps
11. Etienne Balibar Racism and Nationalism
Further Reading
IV FORMS OF NATIONALISM
12. Anthony Smith Civic and Ethnic Nationalism
13. Michael Billig Banal Nationalism
14. Philip Spencer and Howard Wollman Good and Bad Nationalisms
Further Reading
V NATIONAL SELF-DETERMINATION AND NATIONALIST MOBILISATION
15. Margaret Moore On National Self-Determination
16. Partha Chatterjee Whose Imagined Community?
17. Dominic Thomas Constructing National and Cultural Identities in Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa
18. Mark Beissinger How Nationalisms Spread: Eastern Europe Adrift the Tides and Cycles of Nationalist Contention
Further Reading
VI GLOBALIZATION, CITIZENSHIP AND NATIONALISM

19. Michael Mann Has globalization ended the rise and rise of the nation-state?
20. Stephen Castles Citizenship and the Other in the Age of Migration
21. David Held Culture and Political Community: National, Global and Cosmopolitan
Further Reading.

About the Author

Philip Spencer is Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Kingston University. He is co-author (with Howard Wollman) of Nationalism: A Critical Introduction (Sage, 2002).

Howard Wollman is Head of the School of Health and Social Sciences at Napier University.