Globalization and National Identities

Globalization and National Identities : Crisis or Opportunity?

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Drawing on original research from social scientists working on twelve countries this book explores the key issues faced by nations and citizens as they struggle to rediscover, reaffirm or reconstruct their sense of national identities in the face of globalizing forces. Some nations and peoples experience the fragmentation of once certain identities as threatening and likely to generate political and social breakdown. Others encounter globalization as a challenge which brings uncertainties but also opportunities for adaptation, the evolution of hybrid identities or new forms of protest.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 145.5 x 225 x 24.1mm | 521.64g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2001 ed.
  • XVI, 256 p.
  • 0333929632
  • 9780333929636

About Paul T. Kennedy

IOANNIS ARMAKOLIS Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge
WILLIAM BERTHONIERE Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
JOHN BOOKS Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of North Texas
G. HONOR FAGAN Lecturer in Sociology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
PARTICIA HOGWOOD Lecturer, Department of Politics, University of Glasgow
ASAWIN NEDPOGOE Centre for Communications and Information Studies, University of Westminster
DARREN J.O'BYRNE Lecturer, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Surrey Roehampton, Southlands College
JULIE SCOTT Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Liverpool Hope University College
GLEN SEGELL Director, Institute of Security Policy in London
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Table of contents

List of Tables Preface Notes on the Contributors Introduction: Globalization and the Crisis of Identities; P.Kennedy PART ONE: GLOBALIZATION: CRISIS AND THREAT Russia in Search of Itself; C.J.Danks Identity and Conflict in Globalizing Times: Experiencing the Global in Areas Raged by Conflict and the Case of the Bosnian Serbs; I.Armakolas Identity in the Former GDR: Expressions of 'Ostalgia' and Ossi Pride' in United Germany; P.Hogwood 'You and Me Against the World:' Christian Fundamentalists and White Poverty in the USA; J.F.Scott PART TWO: GLOBALIZATION: OPPORTUNITY AND CREATIVE ADAPTATION Global Culture in the Thai Media: The Occidental 'Other' in TV Advertisements; A.Nedpogaeo Globalization, Identity and 'Ireland'; G.H.Fagan Civil-Military Relations and Professional Military Identities after the Nation-State; G.Segell On the Construction of Political Identity: Negotiations and Strategies Beyond the Nation-State; D.J.O'Byrne PART THREE: GLOBALIZATION: THE CHALLENGE OF AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE The Immigration of Foreign Workers: A Mirror of Israel's Changing Identity; W.Berthoniere Identities, Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa: Some International Concerns; E.Stanley Globalization and National Identity Rituals in Brazil and the USA; the Politics of Pleasure versus the Politics of Protest; L.Langman Globalization and Alternative Approaches to the Transformation of Nation States: Scotland as a Test Case; J.W.Books Acronyms Bibliography Index
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