Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

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OUP Oxford, Sep 8, 2005 - Philosophy - 142 pages
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This book examines the political and moral challenges that face the vast majority of human beings who consider themselves to be members of various nations. It explores nationality through the difficulties and conflicts that have arisen throughout history, and discusses nations and nationalism from social, philosophical, and anthropological perspectives. In this fascinating Very Short Introduction, Steven Grosby looks at the nation in history, the territorial element in nationality, and the complex ways nationality has co-existed with religion, and shows how closely linked the concept of nationalism is with being human. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Although it's meant to be written as an introduction to Nationalism, I'd only recommend it as such if you've done some prior background reading to the subject beforehand. I found it very useful using ... Read full review

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Steve Grosby, is Associate Professor at Clemson University, in the department of Philosophy and Religion. His publications include: Biblical Ideas of Nationality: Ancient and Modern, and the Theory of Objective mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Culture.

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