This overview of theories of nationalism is also a detailed summary of major criticisms raised against each of them. It contains an extensive account of the pre 1960s literature to set the scene for contemporary debates. Casting doubt on the fundamental assumptions of mainstream analyses, it concludes by proposing an analytical framework for the study of nationalism that incorporates the theoretical advances made by feminism, postcolonialism and postmodernism into the debates of previous decades.
Table of Contents
Foreword; F.Halliday Introduction Discourses and Debates on Nationalism Primordialism Modernism Ethno-Symbolism New Approaches to Nationalism By Way of Conclusion
UMUT VZKIRIMLI is Assistant Professor of International Relations, Istanbul Bilgi University.