Rethinking nationalism and ethnicity : the struggle for meaning and order in Europe /

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Other Authors: Wicker, Hans-Rudolf.
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Published:Oxford ; New York : Berg, 1997.
Series:Nationalism and internationalism,
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While there has been a spate of books concerned with race and ethnicity in Europe more specifically, this timely volume offers a broader perspective and positions issues of identity, ethnicity, multiculturalism, xenophobia, regionalism and ethnonationalism within the wider contexts of trans- and supranationalism. With the weakening of welfare states and the homogenizing influences of globalization, nations within both Eastern and Western Europe are discovering that the battlefield of political action is being redefined, and as a result emotional alliances threaten to bypass the democratic systems of the past. Offering fresh insights that are both empirically and theoretically informed, this book illuminates the processes and consequences of these new developments. In particular, it reviews Marx's, Durkheim's and Simmel's theories on nationalism and national identity, and presents case studies of Belgium, Italy's Northern League, right-wing intellectual production in Russia, and much more.

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Physical Description:viii, 332 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:1859739261 (cloth)
9781859739266 (cloth)
1859739318 (paper)
9781859739310 (paper)
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Hans-Rudolf Wicker University of Berne

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