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Sociological and grounded, but everyday?

Knott, Eleanor ORCID: 0000-0002-9131-3939 (2023) Sociological and grounded, but everyday? Nationalities Papers, 51 (1). 229 - 232. ISSN 0090-5992

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Identification Number: 10.1017/nps.2021.52


Grounded Nationalisms , as its name suggests, provides a rich historical and sociological account concerning the paradoxical persistence of nationalism. What motivates Malešević to write this book is precisely such a paradox, presenting nationalism as an ideologically bereft, anomalous, and exceptional political and social force, and evidence that suggests the contrary. As Malešević argues, “rather than being a historical abnormality and a temporary irritation,” nationalism has continued as “the dominant form of modern subjectivity” because it is a cross-cutting “social practice embedded in the everyday life of modern societies” (2019, 3–4). In other words, Malešević’s rich historical and sociological perspective provides the evidentiary and analytical flesh to see nationalism as “a super-thick ideology, a meta-ideological doctrine, which penetrates daily interactions of human beings and as such also shapes how modern individuals see and act in their social world” (4).

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: Methodology
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2021 10:15
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2024 03:36

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