Nation and Nationalism

Notes for the University of Edinburgh Sociology 1A course on Nation and Nationalism.

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Nation and Nationalism by Mind Map: Nation and Nationalism

1. 1: Nation

1.1. Imagined Comunities

1.1.1. Benedict Anderson imagined limited sovereign community changing/not solid print culture Readers imagined community Linda Colley Leo Chavez "Shadowed Lifes" Mexicans in US, both have imagined communities which hinders the assimilation of immigration in US soc. (from both ways)

1.2. Origins

1.2.1. Ernest Gellner Agriculture Industrial Education Mobility

1.2.2. Anthony Smith Ethnie History matters

1.3. Invented Traditions

1.3.1. Hobsbawm & Ranger Westmister Palace Kilts Royal Wedding Legitimacy

1.4. Schools of thought

1.4.1. 1: Nationalists

1.4.2. 2: Pernennialists

1.4.3. 3: Modernists 5 Differences b/w school 1&3 (Hutchinson) 1: will of the people, not god 2: territorial differences 3: assumption that nation & state will coincide 4: print capitalism (anderson) 5: mobility (lindholm/gellner)

2. 2: Nationalism

2.1. Definition

2.1.1. Ernest Gellner Political principle/congruenty

2.2. State Reinforcing

2.2.1. Linda Colley Britons: Forging the Nation

2.2.2. Cool Britannia Gordon Brown

2.2.3. WWII & Churchill National Solidarity

2.3. State Subverting

2.3.1. Habsburg Rule

2.3.2. Miroslav Hroch 3 Phases of Nat. Mobilisation A: Scholarly Interest B: Political Agitation C: Mass Movement

2.3.3. Czechoslovakia (1919) Nationalism through Homogenization No Minorities

2.4. State Creating

2.4.1. Yugoslavia Kingdom of Y (1919) SFRY (1945) SR: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia Michael Mann Dark side of Democracy

2.5. Banal Nationalism (Michael Billig)

2.5.1. Hot Nationalism state subverting, creating, ect. extreme sitations, overt not covert, waving flag, wars,

2.5.2. Idelogicial Habits

2.5.3. Continual "Flagging" "N. always near surface of cont. life" "Mirror of narcissus"

2.5.4. Established Nations

2.5.5. Scottish Press Study Alex Law Benedict Anderson Media & Nationhood More explicit than England

2.5.6. Collective Amnesia

2.5.7. Banal N because "nationalism" has to go somewhere

2.5.8. N is simultaneously obvious and obscure

2.5.9. always ready to become hot again --> rel to hot

3. 3. National Identity

3.1. Manipulating NI

3.1.1. Nazi Germany

3.1.2. David Cameron

3.2. Anthony Cohen

3.2.1. Suspicious of collective nouns

3.2.2. Personal Nationalism When I see the nation I am looking at myself

3.2.3. Personal/Self Identity

3.2.4. Cultural facts Provide shared vacabulary

3.2.5. Interpreted not imagined

3.2.6. State as provider of means Education

3.3. National Stereotypes

3.3.1. Israel

3.3.2. Sabra Cactus Plant

3.4. Measuring NI

3.4.1. Dual Identity in Scotland (McCrone (2001) McCrone (2001)

3.5. Brubaker

3.5.1. Transilvania 1: Disagreement and Conflict 2: Avoidance of Sensitive Issues 3: Joking and Teasing 4: Choice

3.6. Charles Taylor

3.6.1. Importance of NI for Selfdefinition