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Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

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  • Highly topical subject, including examples from many recent conflicts in the Balkans and the Middle East
  • Written to appeal to a students on a variety of courses, including: history, geography, anthropology, law, religion, art, and sociology
  • Examines the subject through conflicts past and present, rather than exclusively focusing on the theory
  • Explores the often tension-filled relation between nationality, religion, and identity

Series: Very Short Introduction Series (VSI) Volume: 134

By: Steven Grosby(Author)

142 pages, 13 b/w photos and b/w illustrations

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Sep 2005 | #144013 | ISBN: 0192840983
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Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction examines the political and moral challenges that face the vast majority of human beings who consider themselves to be members of various nations. It explores nationality through the difficulties and conflicts that have arisen throughout history, and discusses nations and nationalism from social, philosophical, and anthropological perspectives.

In this fascinating Very Short Introduction, Steven Grosby looks at the nation in history, the territorial element in nationality, and the complex ways nationality has co-existed with religion, and shows how closely linked the concept of nationalism is with being human.


List of illustrations
1: The Problem
2: What is a Nation?
3: The Nation as a Social Relation
4: Motherland, Fatherland and Homeland
5: The Nation in History
6: Whose God is Mightier?
7: Human Divisiveness
8: Conclusion
Further Reading

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