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Contemporary majority nationalism, edited by Alain-G. Gagnon, André Lecours, and Geneviève Nootens - pbk

"For many years nationalism has been associated with political demands by minority nations that challenge the rights of the central state. However, over the last two decades many works have challenged this perspective, arguing that nationalism - as a political phenomenon - is likely to emerge among both majority and minority nations. In light of a renewed interest in the study of nationalism, Contemporary Majority Nationalism brings together a group of major scholars committed to making sense of this widespread phenomenon. To better illustrate the reality of majority nationalism and the way it has been expressed, authors combine analytical and comparative perspectives. In the first section, contributors highlight the paradox of majority nationalism and the ways in which collective identities become national identities. The second section offers in-depth case study analyses of France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, and the United States. This book is an international project led by three members of the Research Group on Plurinational Societies based at Université du Québec à Montréal" -- publisher's website
Table Of Contents
Understanding majority nationalism / André Lecours and Geneviève Nootens -- The paradoxes of contemporary nationalism / Alain Dieckhoff -- Imagined nations : personal identity, national identity, and the places of memory / Àngel Castiñera -- Cultural diversity and modernity : the conditions of the vivre ensemble / Louis Dupont -- National majorities in new states : managing the challenge of diversity / John Coakley -- British and French nationalisms facing the challenges of European integration and globalization / John Loughlin -- Janus faces, rocks, and hard places : majority nationalism in Canada / James Bickerton -- The reality of American multiculturalism : American nationalism at work / Liah Greenfeld -- Autonomy and multinationality in Spain : twenty-five years of constitutional experience / Enric Fossas
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
ix, 233 p. ;, 23 cm

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