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Nationalism: Theory, Ideology, History (Key Concepts) (英語) ハードカバー – 2010/10/25
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For the last two centuries, nationalism has been a central feature of society and politics. Few ideologies can match its power and resonance, and no other political movement and symbolic language has such worldwide appeal and resilience. But nationalism is also a form of public culture and political religion, which draws on much older cultural and symbolic forms.
Seeking to do justice to these different facets of nationalism, the second edition of this popular and respected overview has been revised and updated with contemporary developments and the latest scholarly work. It aims to provide a concise and accessible introduction to the core concepts and varieties of nationalist ideology; a clear analysis of the major competing paradigms and theories of nations and nationalism; a critical account of the often opposed histories and periodization of the nation and nationalism; and an assessment of the prospects of nationalism and its continued global power and persistence.
Broad and comparative in scope, the book is strongly interdisciplinary, drawing on ideas and insights from history, political science, sociology and anthropology. The focus is theoretical, but it also includes a fresh examination of some of the main historical and contemporary empirical contributions to the literature on the subject. It will continue to be an invaluable resource for students of nationalism across the social sciences.
"All who are interested in the study of nationalism are most fortunate to have available this masterly, updated distillation of Anthony Smith's four decades of intensive scholarship on the topic. It is concise and yet treats all of nationalism's key aspects, including its wellsprings and historical evolution. Students are certain to benefit from its clarity and from its critical, sweeping review of the literature."
Walker Connor, Middlebury College, Vermont
"This is a very accessible and engaging introduction to the major debates on the study of nationalism. It also manages to say something new and offers many insights into the complex phenomenon that is nationalism. Readers will find the definitions of concepts very helpful."
Gerard Delanty, University of Sussex
Cons: Mind Bender (Makes you think)
Purchased this book to use as some background information while completing a final degree program in college and found that is book was very helpful in defining what "Nationalism" really is. There are plenty of historical examples given, which can be cross-referenced. This book was very helpful for more insight into what Nationalism really is while also being an interesting read for those interested in history, sociology, or just like reading.
I was looking forward to reading the book to look at the multiplicity of voices that grew out of the increased interest in the subject of nationalism in the post-colonial break up of the European powers. I have read several of these books in the last year as I have become a more interested amateur student in the subject: Nations and Nationalism (New Perspectives on the Past), Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (New Edition), and Nations and Nationalism since 1780: Programme, Myth, Reality (Canto).
However, for whatever reason, I was not able to dig into this book as a potential cover-to-cover reader. I think one of the strengths, the many voices, is a weakness for a casual reader. I borrowed this book from the library, so my personal investment in completing the text is less than one I had bought. That said, I would say that this book is better for one that is writing a paper or taking a class. Although it is intuitively laid out, the work is not a coherent argument like the previously cited texts. I would like to finish reading it, but the due date is approaching and I have
The book is divided into a number of chapters, each with an introduction and a selection of extracts from a number of writers. The chapter headings alone indicate the sheer breadth of the book:
1. The question of definition
2. Theories of nationalism
3. The rise of nations
4. Nationalism in Europe
5. Nationalism outside Europe
6. Nationalism and the international system
7. Beyond nationalism?
Students will find this extremely useful as a general survey of the subject. General readers will also be interested the issues flagged up, which bear immense relevance to contemporary politics, society and culture.
A five-star contribution to the field.