1st Edition

Nationalism and Hegemony The Consolidation of the Nation in Social and Political Life

By Michaelangelo Anastasiou Copyright 2022
    230 Pages
    by Routledge

    230 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book develops a contemporary theory of nationalism that addresses 21st century political challenges, exploring theoretical and empirical understandings of the concepts of ‘the nation’ and ‘nationalism’ and the failure of various theoretical accounts to decipher the diverse manner by which nationalism comes to be embedded in our social and political world.

    Accounting for the dynamism and ‘intertextuality’ of nationalism, Nationalism and Hegemony shows how ‘the nation’ and ‘nationalism’ come to be consolidated as conceptual and experiential power structures and how the interests of political groups are advanced through diverse nationalist modalities, which can at any time be activated for political purposes.

    A critique of the various and diverse manifestations of nationalism, this contribution to both theory and political practice will appeal to scholars working in the fields of sociology and social and political theory.

    1. Introduction

    2. The Positivity of "the Nation"

    3. Decentering "the Nation?"

    4. The Vestiges of Historical Materialism

    5. Language and Communication

    6. Nationalism as Politics

    7. Nationalism as Culture

    8. Social Relations, Relations of Power

    9. The Emergence of Nations

    10. The Modernity of Nations

    11. The Hegemony of Nations

    12. Theoretical Conclusions and Political Implications


    Michaelangelo Anastasiou is a sociology instructor at the University of Cyprus, Cyprus.