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In The Name Of The Nation: Reflections On Nationalism And Patriotism, Rogers Brubaker Dec 2003

In The Name Of The Nation: Reflections On Nationalism And Patriotism, Rogers Brubaker

Rogers Brubaker

Treating nationhood as a political claim rather than an ethnocultural fact, this paper asks how “nation” works as a category of practice, a political idiom, a claim. What does it mean to speak “in the name of the nation”? And how should one assess the practice of doing so? Taking issue with the widely held view that “nation” is an anachronistic and indefensible or at least deeply suspect category, the paper sketches a qualified defence of inclusive forms of nationalism and patriotism in the contemporary American context, arguing that they can help develop more robust forms of citizenship, provide support ...


Ethnicity, Migration, And Statehood In Post-Cold War Europe, Rogers Brubaker Dec 2003

Ethnicity, Migration, And Statehood In Post-Cold War Europe, Rogers Brubaker

Rogers Brubaker

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Ethnicity As Cognition, Rogers Brubaker, Mara Loveman, Peter Stamatov Dec 2003

Ethnicity As Cognition, Rogers Brubaker, Mara Loveman, Peter Stamatov

Rogers Brubaker

This article identi¢es an incipient and largely implicit cognitive turn in the study of ethnicity, and argues that it can be consolidated and extended by drawing on cognitive research in social psychology and anthropology. Cognitive perspectives provide resources for conceptualizing ethnicity, race, and nation as perspectives on the world rather than entities in the world, for treating ethnicity, race, and nationalism together rather than as separate subfields, and for re-specifying the old debate between primordialist and circumstantialist approaches.