1st Edition

The Sociology of Nationalism Tomorrow's Ancestors

By David McCrone Copyright 1998
    220 Pages
    by Routledge

    218 Pages
    by Routledge

    In recent years nationalism has emerged as one of the dominant issues of our time. In this lucid and balanced account, David McCrone lays out the key issues and debates around a subject which is too often obscured by polemic. Among topics covered are:
    * classical and contemporary theories of nationalism
    * nationalism and ethnicity
    * nationalism and the nation state
    * colonial and post-colonial nationalisms
    * neo nationalism and post communist nationalism.

    Preface 1 The fall and rise of nationalism 2 Tribe, place and identity: ethnicity and nationalism 3 Inventing the past: history and nationalism 4 ‘Devils at his back’: nationalism and Ernest Gellner 5 Nation as state: nationalism and state-building 6 Dialectic with the other: liberation nationalism in the twentieth century 7 In and out of the state: the rise and rise of neo-nationalism 8 The unforeseen revolution: post-communist nationalism 9 Nationalism and its futures


    David McCrone is Professor of Sociology, and Convener of the Unit for the Study of Government in Scotland, at Edinburgh University. His previous publications include Understanding Scotland: The Sociology of a Stateless Nation, also published by Routledge.

    '...an impressive and extensively annotated bibliography or collection of reviews...this mostly theoretical survey contains some fascinating empirical material.' - Times Higher Education Supplement