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Nationalism and Social Theory Modernity and the Recalcitrance of the Nation by Gerard Delanty, Patrick O'Mahony
  

Nationalism and Social Theory Modernity and the Recalcitrance of the Nation

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Part of the BSA New Horizons in Sociology Series

Synopsis

Nationalism and Social Theory Modernity and the Recalcitrance of the Nation by Gerard Delanty, Patrick O'Mahony

Why has nationalism proved so durable? What are the roots of its appeal? This sharp and accessible book slices through the myths surrounding nationalism and provides an important new perspective on this perennial subject. The book argues that: nationalism is persistent, not merely because of its specific ideological appeal, but because it expresses some of the major conflicts in modernity; nationalism reflects and reinforces four key trends in western social development: state formation, democratization, capitalism and the rationalization of culture; the forms of nationalism can be organized into a comprehensive typology which is outlined in the course of this study; post-nationalism and cosmopolitanism are significant innovations in the debate about nation-states and nationalism; and that the new radical nationalisms have become powerful new movements in the global age.

Reviews

`An outstanding contribution to the sociology of nationalism and modernity, Delanty and O'Mahony have developed a major sociological perspective on the kaleidoscopic world of nationalism, patriotism, xenophobia and fundamentalism.' - Bryan S. Turner University of Cambridge


About the Author

Gerard Delanty is Reader in Sociology at the University of Liverpool Dr. O'Mahony received his doctorate from the National University of Ireland in 1991 and spent the next seven years as Director of the Centre for European Social Research before taking up a position as lecturer in Sociology at UCC in 2000. He theoretical interests cover a wide span but are currently focused on questions of public participation and the public sphere. He has wide-ranging methodological expertise in a variety of research approaches and techniques. He has conducted and coordinated wide-ranging research, primarily focused on questions of environment, the societal implications of new technology and identity and ideology in Ireland and internationally. He is currently working on a book on the Public Sphere of Biotechnology in Britain and Ireland and the UK.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2002

Author

Gerard Delanty, Patrick O'Mahony

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Hardback
208 pages

Categories

Nationalism
Sociology & anthropology

ISBN

9780761954507

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