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History And National Destiny: Ethnosymbolism and its Critics

History And National Destiny: Ethnosymbolism and its Critics

Montserrat Guibernau (Editor), John Hutchinson (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-12391-4

Jul 2004, Wiley-Blackwell

228 pages

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This volume celebrates and evaluates Anthony D. Smith’s path-breaking contribution to the study of nations and nationalism.

  • A fresh and critical look at Anthony D. Smith’s path-breaking contribution to the study of nations and nationalism.
  • Debates various issues concerning Smith’s controversial ethnosymbolic approach.
  • Includes contributions from academics based in the Czech Republic, Norway, the UK and US.
  • Opens up new avenues of research.
Introduction: History and National Destiny: Monterrey Guibernau (Open University) and John Hutchinson (London School of Economics).

1. Definitions, Periodization and Prospects for the Longue Duree: John A. Armstrong (retired from University of Wisconsin, Madison).

2. Covenant and Continuity: Ethno-Symbolism and the Myth of Divine Election: Bruce Cauthen.

3. The Timelessness of Nations: Walker Connor (Middlebury College).

4. Place, Kinship and the Case for Non-Ethnic Nations: Thomas Hylland Eriksen (University of Oslo).

5. ‘Dominant Ethnicity’ and the ‘Ethnic-Civic’ Dichotomy in the Work of A. D. Smith: Eric Kaufmann (Birkbeck College, University of London) and Oliver Zimmer (University of Durham).

6. Ethnicity and Supra-Ethnicity in Corpus Planning: The Hidden Status Agenda in Corpus Planning: Joshua A. Fishman (Yeshiva University, New York).

7. From Ethnic Group Toward the Modern Nation: The Czech Case: Miroslav Hroch (Charles University Prague).

8. Myth Against Myth: The Nation as Ethnic Overlay: John Hutchinson (London School of Economics).

9. Anthony D. Smith on Nations and National Identity: A Critical Assessment: Montserrat Guibernau (Open University).

10. The Ethno-Cultural Roots of National Art: Athena S. Leoussi (University of Reading).

11. Nationalism and Globalisation: Mary Kaldor.

12. Globalising National States: Stein Tønnesson (historian).

13. History and National Destiny: Responses and Clarifications: Anthony D. Smith (London School of Economics).

Index.


  • A fresh and critical look at Anthony D. Smith’s path-breaking contribution to the study of nations and nationalism.
  • Debates various issues concerning Smith’s controversial ethnosymbolic approach.
  • Includes contributions from academics based in the Czech Republic, Norway, the UK and US.
  • Opens up new avenues of research.