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Re-interpreting cultural nationalism

Hutchinson, John (1999) Re-interpreting cultural nationalism. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 45 (3). pp. 392-409. ISSN 0004-9522

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This article reviews standard and recent interpretations of cultural nationalism. It rejects "invention of tradition" perspectives, and assumptions that it is a surrogate statist movement, concerned with cultural homogeneity, that it is archaising in character, and that it is a transient movement, incompatible with full modernisation. It argues cultural nationalism seeks to "rediscover" an historically-rooted way of life; its concern is communitarian; that cultural nationalists act primarily as moral and social innovators; and that it is a recurring movement, embedded in the modern world.

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Additional Information: © 1999 Departments of History & Government, University of Queensland & Blackwell Publishers
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Sets: Departments > Government
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2010 15:08

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