Theories of Nationalism: A critical introduction, 2nd Revised and Extended Edition
Title: Theories of Nationalism: A critical introduction, 2nd Revised and Extended Edition
Author: OZKIRIMLI, Umut
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Citation: Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
This highly-regarded text is a comprehensive introduction to contemporary theories of nationalism. The theories are first set in their historical and philosophical context through an examination of what classical thinkers have written about nationalism. The main body of the text is devoted to key theories of nationalism – primordialism, perennialism, modernism and ethnosymbolism – and to a summary of the major criticisms raised against each. Special attention is paid to recent approaches to nationalism and to the contribution made by feminist, post-colonial and constructivist analyses. The author concludes with a unique synthesis that offers a way beyond the deadlock of mainstream theories and opens up new avenues for research in the area. This fully-revised second edition includes: - Coverage of new theorists and approaches - Explanation of recent reformulations of existing theories - Intellectual biographies of key theorists - Extended and updated guides to further reading
Version: Based on author's PhD thesis. The first edition was published in 2000.