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Political Science Nationalism

Against Orthodoxy

Studies in Nationalism

edited by Trevor W. Harrison & Slobodan Drakulic

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2011
Category
Nationalism, General, Globalization, History & Theory
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774820936
    Publish Date
    Aug 2011
    List Price
    $95.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774820943
    Publish Date
    Jul 2012
    List Price
    $34.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774820950
    Publish Date
    Aug 2011
    List Price
    $34.95

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Description

During the Cold War, nationalism fell from favour among theorists as an explanatory factor in history, as Marxists and liberals looked to class and individualism as the driving forces of change. The resurgence of nationalism after the collapse of the Soviet Union, however, called for a reconsideration of the paradigm. Against Orthodoxy uses case studies from around the world to critically evaluate decades of new scholarship. The authors argue that theories of nationalism have ossified into a new set of orthodoxies. These overlook nationalism’s role as a generative force, one that reflects complex historical, political, and cultural arrangements that defy simplistic explanations.

About the authors

Trevor W. Harrison is Professor of Sociology at the University of Lethbridge and Director of Parkland Institute. Frank Gay (1920–1982) was a personal friend of the author’s parents; an unforgettable character who once sold Trevor’s dad a National steel guitar that remains in the family.

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Awards

  • Commended, The Hill Times List of Top 100 Best Books for 2013

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