National Identity (Penguin politics & current affairs)

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National identity is often cited as a major contributing factor to many of the world's worst trouble spots, for example Palestinians versus Jews in Israel, the troubles in Afghanistan, Kurdistan, Bangladesh, Armenia and Tibet. This book addresses the issue of why national identity is so important. It examines how it differs from racial, ethnic and regional identity and how it originated in both the West and the Third World. The relationship between national identity and language is shown by the author to be important, but crucial to an enduring sense of national identity is religion and it capacity to separate groups of people.

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Smith's National Identity makes a significant contribution to our understanding of nationalism. --Yael Tamir, World Politics

National Identity is an important step in establishing the contextual constraints of history and culture. --Hank Johnston, Macro

Questions surrounding the nature of nations and nationalism, and their distinctions from ethnic groups and enthnocentrism, have become major research themes in the past two decades. This analytical focus owes much to the work of Anthony Smith, one of the most prolific English-language authors exploring these issues. . . . Judged by the criteria established in the introduction, this book is a success. It is a highly readable, relatively brief overview of an extremely complex topic. --Robert J. Kaiser, Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism

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Anthony D. Smith is Professor of Ethnicity and Nationalism at the European Institute, London School of Economics.

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Anthony D. Smith
Published by Penguin (1991)
ISBN 10: 0140125655 ISBN 13: 9780140125658
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Book Description Penguin, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140125655

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