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Banal nationalism

Author: Michael Billig
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 1995.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author asks why people do not forget their national identity. He suggests that in daily life nationalism is constantly flagged in the media through routine symbols and habits of language. He is critical of orthodox theories in sociology, politics and social psychology for ignoring this core feature of national identity.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Billig
ISBN: 9781446264577 1446264572 9780803975248 0803975244 9781446221648 1446221644
OCLC Number: 797836231
Description: 1 online resource (200 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Nations and Languages --
Remembering Banal Nationalism --
National Identity in the World of Nations --
Flagging the Homeland Daily --
Postmodernity and Identity --
Philosophy as a Flag for the Pax Americana --
Concluding Remarks.
Responsibility: Michael Billig.

Abstract:

The author asks why people do not forget their national identity. He suggests that in daily life nationalism is constantly flagged in the media through routine symbols and habits of language. He is critical of orthodox theories in sociology, politics and social psychology for ignoring this core feature of national identity.

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`[The book] has definitely made an original contribution to the understanding of nationalism by introducing the concept of what Billig calls "banal nationalism".... Billig has written a Read more...

 
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