Encyclopaedia of Nationalism

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Athena S. Leoussi
Transaction Publishers - 314 էջ
Since the end of the internationalist Soviet experiment in 1989, nationalism is now recognized as a positive, vital force in modern political, cultural, and social life-if kept in check from excess. As a result of the explosion of nationalism, there has been a veritable resurgence of nationalism studies. This proliferation calls for a survey of instruments which have been developed by scholars for the study of nationalism. The Encyclopaedia of Nationalism brings together leading scholars in nationalism studies to survey this complex phenomenon.

With over one hundred entries the Encyclopaedia of Nationalism offers a complete and concise set of tools for the study of nationalism in a single volume. The focus throughout is theoretical, and for this reason particular nationalist movements and individual leaders are treated only as illustrative historical and contemporary cases in numerous entries. The Encyclopaedia is organized in an alphabetical sequence of entries, each of which includes a short bibliography for further reading. The reader will find in-depth discussions of the work of modern theoreticians of nationalism.

The defining figures of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries including Herder, Rousseau, Fichte, Marx, and Renan. Conceptual entries, are treated historically and sociologically. Crucial influential ideas and phenomena that continually redefine themselves with changing historical circumstances, among them, anti-Semitism, art and nationalism, assimilation, class and nation, decolonization, ethnic competition, genocide, language and nation, multiculturalism, religion and nation, state and nation, and xenophobia are treated in depth. A special attraction of this volume is its essay-long entries, many of which have been written by the scholars who developed them.

The Encyclopaedia of Nationalism discusses in lucid terms, from an interdisciplinary perspective, the central issues, debates, concepts, and theories available to students and scholars of nationalism. As such it is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to the subject in all its varied manifestations and implications. It will be an essential tool for historians, political scientists, sociologists, and scholars of the history of ideas.

Athena S. Leoussi teaches nationalism and European Studies at the University of Reading, England. She is the author of Nationalism and Classicism: The Classical Body as National Symbol in Nineteenth-Century England and France. Dr. Leoussi is one of the founders of the Association for the Study Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN). She is also one of the founding editors of the journal Nations and Nationalism.

"The encyclopaedia is a considerable accomplishment for Dr. Leoussi and the impressive team of advisors and assistants deployed for the task. This is a work that, well conceived, will be equally well used."-Nations and Nationalism

"This encyclopaedia will be found useful by researchers seeking to fill in the gaps in their knowledge and invaluable for undergraduate students."-Ethnic and Racial Studies

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Էջ 109 - to find a form of association which will defend and protect with the whole common force the person and goods of each associate, and in which each, while uniting himself with all, may still obey himself alone, and remain as free as before
Էջ 272 - Any attempt aimed at the partial or total disruption of the national unity and the territorial integrity of a country is incompatible with the purposes and principles of the
Էջ 55 - There can be no society which does not feel the need of upholding and reaffirming at regular intervals the collective sentiments and the collective ideas which make its unity and personality
Էջ 23 - the right to share to the full in the social heritage and to live the life of a civilised being according to the
Էջ 138 - the convergence of capitalism and print technology on the fatal diversity of human language created the possibility of a new form of imagined community, which in its basic morphology set the stage for the modern nation
Էջ 50 - on any ground such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.” The prohibition of discrimination on the ground of
Էջ 83 - His dead are in the churchyardthirty generations laid. Their names were old in history when Domesday Book was made; And the passion and the piety and the prowess of his line Have seeded, rooted, fruited in some land the Law calls mine.
Էջ 224 - nationalism”: an ideological movement for attaining and maintaining autonomy, unity and identity on behalf of a population deemed by some of its members to constitute an actual or potential “nation.
Էջ 268 - There is still in Europe one country capable of being given laws - Corsica. The valour and persistency with which that brave people has regained and defended its liberty well deserve that some wise man should teach it how to preserve what it has won

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