1st Edition

Nationalism in a Global Era The Persistence of Nations

Edited By Mitchell Young, Eric Zuelow, Andreas Sturm Copyright 2007
    260 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    272 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume makes a unique contribution to the literature on nations and nationalism by examining why nations remain a vibrant and strong social cohesive despite the threat of globalization.

    Regardless of predictions forecasting the demise of the nation-state in the global era, the nation persists as an important source of identity, community, and collective memory for most of the world's population. More than simply a corrective to the many scholarly but premature epitaphs for the nation-state, this book explains the continued health of nations in the face of looming threats. The contributors include leading experts in the field, such as Anthony D. Smith, William Safran, Edward Tiryakian as well as younger scholars, whom adopt a variety of approaches ranging from theoretical to empirical and historical to sociological, in order to uncover both the reasons that nations continue to remain vital and the mechanisms that help perpetuate them. The book includes case studies on Ireland, Thailand, Poland, the Baltic States, Croatia and Jordan.

    Nationalism in a Global Era will be of great interest to students and researchers of international politics, sociology, nationalism and ethnicity.

    The Owl’s Early Flight: Globalization and Nationalism, an Introduction
    Eric Zuelow, Mitchell Young, and Andreas Sturm

    Nations in decline? The erosion and persistence of modern national identities Anthony D. Smith

    Comparing Visions of the Nation: The Role of Ethnicity, Religion and Diaspora Nationalism in Armenian, Jewish, and Sikh Relations to the Homeland
    William Safran

    When is the Nation no longer?
    Edward A. Tiryakian


    The Appeal of Nationhood: National Celebrations & Commemorations
    Gabriella Elgenius

    The Persistence of the Turkish Nation in the Mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
    Christopher S. Wilson

    Which ‘Nation’ Persists?: The Competing Notions of the Thai Nation as Reflected in Public Monuments
    Andreas Sturm

    The Cross, the Madonna, and the Jew: Persistent Symbolic Representations of the Nation in Poland
    Geneviève Zubrzycki 

    National Identity and Tourism in 20th Century Ireland: The Role of Collective Re-Imagining
    Eric Zuelow 


    The Persistence of the Baltic Nations under Soviet Rule: An Ethno-symbolist Critique of Modernist Perspectives on the Breakup of the USSR
    Mark A. Jubulis I 

    Croatian Language Policy: Establishing National Identity in the Era of Globalization Mitchell Young

    National Identity in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: State Made, Still Durable Stefanie Nanes



    Mitchell Young, Eric Zuelow, Andreas Sturm