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L. Basch, N. Glick Schiller, C. Szanton Blanc – Nations Unbound: Transnational Projects, Postcolonial Predicaments, and Deterritorialized Nation-States

Nations Unbound is a pioneering study of an increasing trend in migration-transnationalism. Immigrants are no longer rooted in one location. By building transnational social networks, economic alliances and political ideologies, they are able to cross the geographic and cultural boundaries of both their countries of origin and of settlement. Through ethnographic studies of immigrant populations, […]

David Cannadine: The Undivided Past: History Beyond Our Differences

This title is an impassioned, controversial plea for us to recognise the importance of writing history – from world-famous historian David Cannadine. David Cannadine is one of Britain’s most distinguished historians and this is his masterpiece. “The Undivided Past” is an agonised attempt to understand how so much of the writing of history has been […]

Carlos Chiaramonte – Nation & State in Latin America: Political language during independence

Nation and State in Latin America¬†begins by examining the effects on historians of the ideological and methodological prejudice spread by contemporary nationalism on the historical studies of Latin America. Chiaramonte analyzes uses of concepts such as “nation” and “state” in both Europe and the Americas. Chiaramonte considers the prominence of sovereign “pueblos” (cities and townships) […]

A. Schultz – Singing a Hindu Nation: Marathi Devotional Performance and Nationalism

Singing a Hindu Nation is a study of a western Indian performance medium that combines song, Hindu philosophical discourse, and nationalist storytelling. Beginning during the anti-colonial movement of the late nineteenth-century, performers led masses of Marathi-speaking people in temples and streets, and they have continued to preach and sing nationalism as devotion in the post-colonial […]

Varieties of Right-Wing Extremism in Europe

Beginning with an analysis of the complex relationship between fascism and the post-war extreme right, the book discusses both contemporary parties and the cultural and intellectual influences of the European New Right as well as patterns of socialization and mobilization. It then analyses the effects of a range of factors on the ideological development of […]

Riva Kastoryano: Turkey Between Nationalism and Globalization

Turkish society has been going through institutional and ideological change that has affected its social, cultural and political practices. This book examines these contemporary tensions, which have led to a re-appraisal of Turkey as a nation and Turkish nationalism as it tries to situate itself as a regional and global power. Analysing the internal and […]

Michael Stewart: ‘The Gypsy Menace’

Stewart, Michael.¬†‘The Gypsy Menace’; Populism and the New Anti-Gypsy Politics. London: Hurst & Company, 2012. Across Europe, Roma and Gypsies are suffering increasing intolerance and hostility. A new populist politics, that seeks political meaning in collective experiences and values forms of solidarity rooted in town, class, community or nation, finds in the Roma a suitable […]