1st Edition

Immigrants and National Identity in Europe

ISBN 9780415257282
Published February 13, 2004 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

The author reviews main theories of nationalism and criticises their lack of elaboration on the role of 'Others' in nation formation. Drawing upon anthropological, sociological and social psychological perspectives, she develops a dynamic, relational perspective for the study of national theory.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
1. Moral and Political Considerations
2. Some Introductory Remarks
3. Xenophobia, Racism and Nationalism: Some Conceptual Clarifications
4. Contents of the book
Chapter 2: National Identity and The Other
1. Introduction
2. Definitions
3. An Inquiry into the Foundations of National Identity
4. The Nation and The Other
5. Insights from an Anthropological Perspective
6. Conclusions
Chapter 3: The Significant Other
1. Significant Others
2. Discourses of Nationhood in the Balkans
3. Greeks and Turks
4. Croat Nationalism and the Serbian Other
5. Conclusions
Chapter 4: The Immigrant as Other
1. The Nation and the Immigrant Other
2. Citizenship, Nationality and Immigration: The Contradiction
3. The Functional Role of the Immigrant Other
4. Britain
5. France
6. Germany
7. Conclusions
Chapter 5: Southern Europe: A Challenge for Theory and Policy
1. Introduction
2. Nation Formation
3. The New Hosts
4. Xenophobia Rising
5. Dimensions for Comparison
Chapter 6: Setting the Stage, the Press Discourse
1. Introduction
2. The Press Discourse on Immigration
3. The Greek Case-Study
4. The Italian Case-Study
5. The Spanish Case-Study
6. A Comparative View
Chapter 7: The Political Discourse: Re-defining the Nation
1. Introduction
2. Data and Methodology
3. Findings
4. Conclusions
Chapter 8: Conclusions

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'This book is certainly very well documented, carefully written and well organised and theoretically solid.' - Nations and Nationalism