Contentions of Nationhood

Contentions of Nationhood : Nationalist Movements, Political Conflict, and Social Change in Flanders, Scotland, and French Canada

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The resurgence of "non-state nationalisms" constitutes one of the most puzzling political phenomena of the new century. In Contentions of Nationhood Patrick Hossay presents an innovative historical study of the origins of nationalist movements in Belgium (Flanders), Great Britain (Scotland), and Canada (Quebec). The work provides a rare and valuable analysis of three nationalist movements and the political construction of the idea of nationhood. Spanning European and North American history from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries, Contentions of Nationhood combines the very best in macro history and comparative political theory to address an important lacuna in the study of state formation and the historical process of constructing national identities.
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  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 161 x 233 x 28mm | 594g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739103687
  • 9780739103685

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Approaching Nationhood Part 3 Constructing State and Nations Chapter 4 Constitutional Movements Part 5 Patriots and Citizens Chapter 6 Scotland: Patriotic Reform Chapter 7 Flanders: Language is the Entirety of the People Chapter 8 French Canada: A Province Unlike the Others Part 9 Total Nations Chapter 10 Nation, Race, State, and Empire Chapter 11 Partisan Nationalists Chapter 12 Over the Top Part 13 Conclusion
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This work ... will undoubtedly establish Hossay as an important presence in the interdisciplinary sphere of nationalism, and certainly as a leading theorist of the subject within political science. -- Aristide R. Zolberg, University In Exile Professor of Political Science, The New School for Social Research
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About Patrick Hossay

Patrick Hossay is Assistant Professor of Political Science at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
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