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08 Dec 2006
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The Nation, Psychology and International Politics is a new cultural and political story of the idea of the nation. It begins with the story of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, and travels back in time to consider the significance of the rise of scientific psychology after 1870. It situates the history of international politics and the idea of the nation in the history of psychology, and reveals, for the first time, the lingering popularity and political importance of a transnational discourse of the psychology of nations that had taken shape in the previous half-century.


Description

The Nation, Psychology and International Politics is a new cultural and political story of the idea of the nation. It begins with the story of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, and travels back in time to consider the significance of the rise of scientific psychology after 1870. It situates the history of international politics and the idea of the nation in the history of psychology, and reveals, for the first time, the lingering popularity and political importance of a transnational discourse of the psychology of nations that had taken shape in the previous half-century.


Reviews


'[Sluga] engages the swirl of activists, organizations, and government bodies that drew on psychological concepts in their struggle to reconcile national self-determination with the tenets of liberalism. Her account is especially noteworthy for demonstrating the biological and hereditarian cast of arguments in liberal understandings of self-determination.' - Eric J. Engstrom, American Historical Review
 
'Glenda Sluga's book marks an important contribution to the transnational history of the idea of the nation...a thoroughly engaging book.' - Daniel Laqua, Reviews in History


Contents

Introduction
Science and the New National World Order, 1919
The Principle of Nationality, 1919-1914
Psychology, Race, and the Nation Question, 1914-1870
The Gendered Self and Political Nations, 1914-1870
Gender and the Apogee of Nationalism, 1914-1919
Epilogue, 1919-
Index


Authors

GLENDA SLUGA is the author of a number of studies of the transnational and gender history of nationalism, and of the problem of difference in international history, including The Problem of Trieste and the Italo-Yugoslav Border and Gendering European History, which has been translated into Swedish and Italian. In 2002 she was awarded the Max Crawford Medal by the Australian Academy of the Humanities for excellence in contributions to the humanities and cultural life.