Everyday Nationhood

Theorising Culture, Identity and Belonging after Banal Nationalism

Editors: Skey, Michael, Antonsich, Marco (Eds.)

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  • Features a response from Michael Billig
  • Brings together cutting edge research into social and cultural identities for the first time in one volume
  • Provides a range of perspectives including empirical research focusing on Canada, Hong Kong, Serbia, Turkey, Germany, the UK, Azerbaijan, Africa and the USA
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This edited collection explores the continuing appeal of nationalism around the world. The authors’ ground-breaking research demonstrates the ways in which national priorities and sensibilities frame an extraordinary array of activities, from classroom discussions and social media posts to global policy-making, as well as identifying the value that can come from feeling part of a national community, especially during times of economic uncertainty and social change.  They also note how attachments to nation can often generate powerful emotions, happiness and pride as well as anger and frustration, which can be used to mobilize substantial numbers of people into action. 

Featuring contributions from leading social scientists across a range of disciplines, including sociology, geography, political science, social psychology, media and cultural studies, the book presents a number of case studies covering a range of countries including Russia, Germany, New Zealand, Serbia, Japan, Azerbaijan, Greece and the USA. 

Everyday Nationhood will appeal to students and scholars of nationalism, globalization and identity across the social sciences as well as those with an interest in understanding the role of nationalism in shaping some of the most pressing political crises- migration, economic protectionism, populism - of the contemporary era.  

 

About the authors

Michael Skey is Lecturer in Communication and Media at Loughborough University, UK. 

Marco Antonsich is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Loughborough University, UK. 

Reviews

“Everyday Nationhood has provided a fresh look at Billig’s concept of banal nationalism, rethinking the concept and showing a number of different ways in which nations are reproduced on a daily basis in different national and transnational contexts. In so doing, the book shows how the central theme of Billig’s 1995 work remains undoubtedly relevant.” (Sanja Vico, LSE Review of Books, blogs.lse.ac.uk, April, 2018)
“This book brings together scholarly viewpoints from an array of academic disciplines, including political science, sociology, cultural studies, communication, and ethnography to discuss both the influence and shortcomings of banal nationalism in contemporary society. … the book is well-organized and provides a balanced review of both the insights and restrictions of banal nationalism.” (Dan Ziebarth, Nations and Nationalism, Vol. 24 (04), 2018)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Persistence of Banal Nationalism

    Pages 1-13

    Antonsich, Marco (et al.)

  • The Rhetoric of Nationalism

    Pages 17-30

    Calhoun, Craig

  • The Universality of Banal Nationalism, Or Can the Flag Hang Unobtrusively Outside a Serbian Post Office?

    Pages 31-51

    Spasić, Ivana

  • Banal Nationalism in the Internet Age: Rethinking the Relationship Between Nations, Nationalisms and the Media

    Pages 53-74

    Szulc, Lukasz

  • The Name and The Nation: Banal Nationalism and Name Change Practices in the Context of Co-ethnic Migration to Germany

    Pages 77-96

    Wallem, Gesine

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Everyday Nationhood
Book Subtitle
Theorising Culture, Identity and Belonging after Banal Nationalism
Editors
  • Michael Skey
  • Marco Antonsich
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57098-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57098-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57097-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 339
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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