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Nation and Nationalism by Mind Map: Nation and Nationalism
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Nation and Nationalism

1: Nation

Imagined Comunities

Benedict Anderson, imagined, limited, sovereign, community, changing/not solid, print culture, Readers imagined community, "The very conception of newspaper implies the refraction of even "world events" into a specific imagined world of vernacular reader, 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)


Ernest Gellner, Agriculture, Industrial, Education, Mobility

Anthony Smith, Ethnie, History matters

Invented Traditions

Hobsbawm & Ranger, Westmister Palace, Kilts, Royal Wedding, Legitimacy

Schools of thought

1: Nationalists

2: Pernennialists

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: Nationalism


Ernest Gellner, Political principle/congruenty

State Reinforcing

Linda Colley, Britons: Forging the Nation

Cool Britannia, Gordon Brown

WWII & Churchill, National Solidarity

State Subverting

Habsburg Rule

Miroslav Hroch, 3 Phases of Nat. Mobilisation, A: Scholarly Interest, B: Political Agitation, C: Mass Movement, Gellner: Material Circumstances explain pol. movement

Czechoslovakia (1919), Nationalism through Homogenization, No Minorities, Velvet Divorce (1991)

State Creating

Yugoslavia, Kingdom of Y (1919), SFRY (1945), SR: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia, Yugoslavian Wars (1991-now), Ethnic Cleansing, Genocide, Michael Mann, Dark side of Democracy

Banal Nationalism (Michael Billig)

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

Idelogicial Habits

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

Established Nations

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

Collective Amnesia

Banal N because "nationalism" has to go somewhere

N is simultaneously obvious and obscure

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

3. National Identity

Manipulating NI

Nazi Germany

David Cameron

Anthony Cohen

Suspicious of collective nouns

Personal Nationalism, When I see the nation I am looking at myself

Personal/Self Identity

Cultural facts, Provide shared vacabulary

Interpreted not imagined

State as provider of means, Education

National Stereotypes


Sabra Cactus Plant

Measuring NI

Dual Identity in Scotland (McCrone (2001), McCrone (2001)


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

Charles Taylor

Importance of NI for Selfdefinition