Tag Archives: nationalism

Krishan Kumar: Nationalism and Revolution: Friend or Foes?

Krishan Kumar, Sociology Professor, discusses the relation between nationalism and revolution. First he discusses the assumption that there is a kind of natural or intrinsic connection between nationalism and revolution (the friendship), and then discusses the divergence in practice between the principles of revolution and the principles of nationalism. Watch the full lecture here (length […]

New Journal: Studies on National Movements

The NISE (National Movements & Intermediary Structures in Europe) platform for scholars and research institutes has created a new international online journal focusing on comparative historiography of national and regional movements and the theory formation of nationalism. The first volume includes articles on Upper Silesia, Flanders, Catalonia, Brittany and Lithuania, and is available for free […]

Japanese mayor says second world war ‘comfort women’ were necessary

An outspoken nationalist mayor has said the Japanese military’s “comfort women” regime of forced prostitution of Asian women before and during the second world war was necessary to maintain discipline in the ranks and provide rest for soldiers who risked their lives in battle. The comments raised ire in neighbouring countries that bore the brunt […]

The Poverty of Nationalist Politics after Communism – Charles King

A lecture titled ‘the poverty of nationalist politics after communism’, from the 2013 ASEN conference. He critically looks at the transformations, which are often remembered as national and as revolutions. Watch the lecture here (length 26 minutes).

Nationalism and Religion: Collective Identity and Choice: David Martin

The 19th Annual Ernest Gellner Memorial Lecture Nationalism and Religion: Collective Identity and Choice This lecture covers the revolutions following 1989, the Evangelical reolution in the Global South, and the revolution in the Arab World. David Martin is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics Watch the full lecture here (length: 59 […]

Rethinking National Identity in the Age of Migration

Large-scale immigration has led to unprecedented levels of diversity around the globe, transforming communities in fundamental ways and challenging long and closely held notions of national identity. The backlash against immigration has manifested itself in Europe in recent years partly through vocal criticism of “multiculturalism,” and in the United States as a growing tendency to […]

An Intersectional Gaze at Nationalist Projects: Prof Nira Yuval-Davis

Professor Nira Yuval-Davis, Director of the Research Centre on Migration, Refugees and Belonging, presenting “An Intersectional Gaze at Nationalist Projects: Women and Men of Particular Contexts”. Introduced by Çağlayan Arslan Part of the 2011/2012 ASEN seminar series on gender and nationalism Watch the full lecture here (length: 58 minutes).