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Dynamics of National Identity Media and Societal Factors of What We Are

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    Globalization, immigration and economic crisis challenge the conceptions of nations, trans-national institutions and post-ethnic societies which are central topics in social sciences' discourses. This book examines in an interdisciplinary and international comparative way structures of national identity which are in conflict with or supporting multi-ethnic diversity and trans-national connectivity. The book’s first section seeks to clarify the concepts of national identity, nationalism, patriotism and cosmopolitism and to operationalize them consistently. The next section regards the diversity within national states and the consequences for the management of identity and intra-national integration. The third section focuses on external integration between different nations by searching for the "squaring of the circle" between the bonding with co-patriots and the critical reflection of one's own national perspective in relation to others. The last section explores to what extent and in which ways media use shapes collective identity.

    1. Introduction, (Jürgen Grimm, Leonie Huddy, Peter Schmidt and Josef Seethaler)

    Part I: Conceptualizing National Identity

    2. Unifying National Identity Research: Interdisciplinary perspectives, (Leonie Huddie)

    3. Identification with Groups and National Identity: Applying Multidimensional Models of Group Identification to National Identification, (Sonja Roccas and Avihay Berlin)

    4. Dimensional Differences between Nationalism and Patriotism, (Horst-Alfred Heinrich)

    5. National Identity and Exclusion of Non-ethnic Migrants: Germany and Israel in Comparative Perspective, (Oshrat Hochman, Rebeca Raijman and Peter Schmidt)

    6. Grounded and Normative Dimensions of National Pride in Comparative Perspective, (Marharyta Fabrykant and Vladimir Magun)

    Part II: National Identity, Multi-Cultural Societies, and Supra-National Integration

    7. Exit, Voice, and the Impact of Regional, National, and European Identification: An Integration and Empirical Test of Albert Hirschman’s Theory and the Theory of Collective Action, (Karl-Dieter Opp)

    8. Perceived Discrimination, Modes of Collective Belonging and Self-Esteem Among Descendants of Immigrants in Austria and Germany, (Rossalina Latcheva and Barbara Herzog-Punzenberger)

    9. Social-Cultural Milieus And National Identification Of Second Generation Migrant Youth in Austria, (Hildegard Weiss)

    10. Critical Views of the Nation, National Attachment, and Attitudes toward Immigrants in Switzerland, (Oriane Sarrasin, Eva G. T. Green and Nicole Fasel)

    11. National Identity and Ant-Immigrant Attitudes: The case of Russia, (Lusine K. Grigoryan)

    12. European Identity as a Safeguard against Xenophobia? A Differentiated View Based on Identity Content, (Georg Datler)

    13. National and Europe


    Jürgen Grimm is Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Vienna.

    Leonie Huddy is Professor at the Department of Political Science at Stony Brook University, New York.

    Peter Schmidt is Professor emeritus at the Department of Political Science, University of Giessen, and State Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow.

    Josef Seethaler is Deputy Director of the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Klagenfurt.