Nationalism - POLITICAL COMMUNITY AND NATIONAL IDENTITY I.

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P OLITICAL C OMMUNITY AND N ATIONAL I DENTITY I. Nationalism/Nationhood : an ideology about belonging to a particular nation or nation-state. Ideologies are coherent and sometimes independent doctrines about socio-political reality. a. Nationalism is more than ideology i. Felt emotion ii. Basis of political mobilization—you can get groups to do things in the name of nationalism iii. Basis of identity iv. Nationalism as evaluation—a moral discourse about how a collectivity ought to live II. Two general approaches to Nationalism/Nationhood a. Naturalistic view of Nationalism i. Nationalism and the nation represent a natural community of peoples, who share blood, race, kinship and by extension are in someway like each other 1. Another term for this is primordialism or essentialist views of nationalism b. Constructivist views of Nationalism —take many forms i. There is no such thing as a natural community of peoples—all people are different, so we should refer the political sphere, i.e., the modern nation-state, to make
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