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.
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Europe's frontline of information wars: Russophone communities in Estonia and GermanyAndrey Makarychev and Alexandra YatsykPages: 221-238 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2019.1634038
Factors affecting willingness to fight for a country in the Latvian and Russian-speaking communities in LatviaIeva Bērziņa and Uldis ZupaPages: 239-252 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2020.1851668
Sense-making of conflicting political news among Baltic Russian-speaking audiencesTriin Vihalemm and Jānis JuzefovičsPages: 253-275 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2020.1723512
Redrawing symbolic boundaries after Maidan: identity strategies among Russian-speaking UkrainiansOlena NedozhoginaPages: 277-295 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2019.1642862
Making Uzbekistan. Nation, empire and revolution in the early USSRby Adeed Khalid, Ithaca and London, Cornwell University Press, 2015, ix + 415 pp., $39.95 (hardback), ISBN 978 0 8014 5409 7Gulrano AtaevaPages: 297-299 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2020.1788317
Why nationalismby Yael Tamir, Princeton and Oxford, Princeton University Press, 2019, 224 pp., £22.00 (hardback), ISBN 97-806-9-119-010-5Krzysztof JaskułowskiPages: 299-301 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2020.1788314
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