National Identities explores the correlation/mapping between identity, people, state and nation, and examines the complexities of how national identities are created, represented and adopted in any period from antiquity to the current day, and from any geographical location. The focus of the journal is on identity, on how cultural factors (language, architecture, music, gender, religion, the media, sport, encounters with ‘the other’ etc.) and political factors (state forms, wars, boundaries) contribute to the formation and expression of national identities and on how these factors have been shaped and changed over time. The historical significance of ‘nation’ in political and cultural terms is considered in relationship to other important and in some cases countervailing forms of identity such as religion, region, tribe or class.
The variety of viewpoints published in the journal engenders a multifaceted understanding of national identity, and the journal therefore welcomes papers from a wide range of disciplines, including literature, history, geography, religion, sociology, and architecture among others. Comparative perspectives are encouraged, and the journal features regular review essays as well as book reviews.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
‘Freedom of speech’ in the self-descriptions of the Estonian extreme right groupusculesMari-Liis Madisson & Andreas VentselPages: 89–104 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2014.995159
Contesting the anti-totalitarian consensus: the concept of national independence, the memory of the Second World War and the ideological cleavages in post-war GreeceZinovia LialioutiPages: 105–123 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2014.987659
A national discovery and loss of a landscape – photographic images of the Curonian SpitEva Pluharova-GrigienePages: 125–137 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2014.995157
Sharks and Shylocks: Englishness and otherness in popular discourse on ‘the City’ 1870–1914David BlaazerPages: 139–155 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2014.995158
Euro-myth: nationalism, war and the legitimacy of the European UnionBen Wellings & Ben PowerPages: 157–177 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2015.1011110
Brother Jonathan and John Bull build a nation: the transactional nature of American nationalism in the early nineteenth centurySusan E. MaguirePages: 179–198 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2015.1011111
Shaping Holocaust memory in Greece: memorials and their public historyAnna Maria DroumpoukiPages: 199–216 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2015.1027760
The Finnish national identity and the sacrificial male body: war, postmemory and resistanceTarja VayrynenPages: 217–232 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2015.1061489
Britain: unification and disintegrationJason FrostPages: 233–235 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2014.979555
Nationalism in a global worldUgo PaganoPages: 235–237 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2014.982456
School and nation. Identity politics and educational media in an age of diversityJörg LehmannPages: 237–239 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2014.982457
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