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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Rethinking Nationalism

A Critical Introduction

ISBN 9781403918987
Publication Date April 2006
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

This is an innovative and interdisciplinary introduction to the study of nationalism. The author uses paired chapters, first to present the work of key authors in relation to each of a set of key themes - primordialism, modernism, power and culture - and then critically to rethink these core concepts.

J0NATHAN HEARN is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Politics, University of Edinburgh, UK.


A fascinating text which greatly advances general understanding of the subject and in particular of 'modernism', and 'primordialism'. Rethinking Nationalism is yet another example of the contribution of anthropologists to serious analysis of nationalism.' - Tom Nairn, Globalism Research Centre, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
'Lucid and approachable, this is the most comprehensive account yet of current approaches to understanding nationalism. It deserves to be a bestseller not least for concerning itself as much with the non-European world as with those areas that gave rise to the classic theories of nationalism.' - John A Hall, McGill University/Dartmouth College
'Well balanced and insightful... a valuable guide to the scholarship on nationalism' - Gerard DeLanty, Nations and Nationalism
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