General Introduction

Carmichael, Cathie, D'Auria, Matthew and Roshwald, Aviel (2023) General Introduction. In: The Cambridge History of Nationhood and Nationalism. Cambridge University Press, pp. 1-8. ISBN 9781108655385

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Since the early 1980s, the study of nationalism has been revived as a distinct subject of enquiry in its own right.1 The seminal works of Ernest Gellner, Benedict Anderson, Eric Hobsbawm, and Anthony D. Smith, published in the 1980s and 1990s and now classics, have contributed to radically changing our reading of nationalism, offering paradigms for both its deeper understanding and radical deconstruction.2 Crucially, these scholars set the main terms of a debate that is still ongoing today. The major distinctions among the advocates of perennialism3 (fewer and fewer), the so-called modernists (still the predominant school), and Anthony Smith’s ethno-symbolists (ever growing in number), have remained largely intact to this day, more than thirty years later.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Institute for the Study of Ideas of Europe (ISIE)
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2023 10:32
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2024 23:48
DOI: 10.1017/9781108655385.001

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