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.
The state of the nation: the Norwegian King’s annual addresses – a window on a shifting nationhoodSandra Feride Demiri & Katrine FangenPages: 443–462 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2018.1498470
Oil shocks, migration and European integration: a (Trans)national perspective on the Yugoslav crises of the 1980sSara BernardPages: 463–484 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2018.1498471
Armenian crafts in the Ottoman Empire: Armenian identity and cultural exchangeNora KhatcherianPages: 485–505 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2018.1504013
Performing new identities: the community language of post-crisis Italian migrants in LondonFrancesco Cacciatore & Giulia PepePages: 507–526 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2018.1505840
Beyond Islamophobia? The role of Englishness and English national identity within English Defence League discourse and politicsWilliam AllchornPages: 527–539 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2018.1531840
Writing a small nation’s past: Wales in comparative perspective, 1850–1950edited by Neil Evans and Huw Pryce, Surrey, Ashgate, 2013, xii + 391pp., £88.00 (hardback), ISBN 978 1 4094 506 27Alan SandryPages: 541–542 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2019.1600281
Sino-US relations and the role of emotion in state actionby Taryn Shepperd, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, x+216 pp., £57.50 (hardback), ISBN 978 1 137 02008 6Ke FanPages: 542–544 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2018.1563992
The contested identities of ulster protestantsedited by Thomas Burgess and Gareth Mulvenna, Basingstoke and New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, xxi + 209 pp., £68.00 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-1374–539-38Fearghus RoulstonPages: 544–546 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2019.1600280
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