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National Identity, Nationalism and Constitutional Change
 
 
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08 Jul 2009
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Drawing upon unparalleled research by sociologists, political scientists, social psychologists and anthropologists this book focuses on one of the most discussed issues of our day: national identity. It examines how people in England and Scotland 'do' national identity in different situations. It asks: has devolution had much impact on how they see themselves in national terms and how does identity relate to issues of political nationalism? Do these changes challenge the British state by undermining what it means to be British? National identity is not simply a matter for individual construction and choice, but is claimed in, and affected by, varying contexts and institutions. The media, for example, help to frame and define what are 'national' issues. Likewise, national identity is carried by education systems which shape what it means to be 'national'. The world of business too makes use of national identities in processes of rationalization and amalgamation.


Description

Drawing upon unparalleled research by sociologists, political scientists, social psychologists and anthropologists this book focuses on one of the most discussed issues of our day: national identity. It examines how people in England and Scotland 'do' national identity in different situations. It asks: has devolution had much impact on how they see themselves in national terms and how does identity relate to issues of political nationalism? Do these changes challenge the British state by undermining what it means to be British? National identity is not simply a matter for individual construction and choice, but is claimed in, and affected by, varying contexts and institutions. The media, for example, help to frame and define what are 'national' issues. Likewise, national identity is carried by education systems which shape what it means to be 'national'. The world of business too makes use of national identities in processes of rationalization and amalgamation.


Contents

National Identity, Nationalism and Constitutional Change; F.Bechhofer & D.McCrone
Identity Matters: On the Importance of Scottish Identity for Scottish Society; S.Reicher, N.Hopkins& K.Harrison
England Awakes? Trends in National Identity in England; J.Curtice& A.Heath
Being Scottish; F.Bechhofer& D.McCrone
Political Attitudes and National Identities in Scotland and England; R.Bond
Drifting Apart? Media in Scotland and England after Devolution; M.Rosie & P.Petersoo
Small Fortunes: Nationalism, Capitalism and Change Identities; J.Hearn
Universities and Nations in Britain in the Twentieth Century; L.Paterson
Conclusion: The Politics of Identity; F.Bechhofer& D.McCrone


Authors

FRANK BECHHOFER is Emeritus Professor at the University of Edinburgh, UK, where he was Professor of Social Research until 1997. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. For more than a decade he has carried out research with David McCrone on national identity and nationalism.

DAVID MCCRONE is Professor of Sociology, and Co-Director of the Institute of Governance at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He coordinated the research programme on Constitutional Change and National Identity funded by The Leverhulme Trust (1999-2005).