Theories of Nationalism
A Critical Introduction
|Publication Date||February 2000|
Despite the political and academic currency of nationalism, there have been very few attempts to provide a theoretical survey of the field. This book aims to fill this gap by offering a comprehensive overview of recent theories of nationalism, as well as a detailed summary of major criticisms raised against each of them. Casting doubt on the fundamental assumptions of mainstream analyses, the book concludes by proposing an analytical framework for the study of nationalism that incorporates the theoretical advances made by feminism, postcolonialism and postmodernism into the debates of previous decades.