Immigrants and National Identity in Europe

By Anna Triandafyllidou

© 2004 – Routledge

192 pages

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Hardback: 9780415257282
pub: 2001-08-23
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About the Book

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.


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

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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