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The State of Nationalism Studies


September 16, 2021

Amid the global resurgence of nationalist governments, this webinar will critically assess what we already know and what we still need to know about nationalism. Mylonas & Tudor (2021) recently identified three trends in contemporary nationalism scholarship:

  • (a) comparative historical research that treats nationalism as a macropolitical force and excavates the relationships between nations, states, constitutive stories, and political conflict; 
  • (b) behavioral research that uses survey data and experiments to gauge the causes and effects of attachment to nations; 
  • (c) ethnographic scholarship that illuminates the everyday processes and practices that perpetuate national belonging. 

They also called for more comparative, cross-disciplinary, cross-regional research on nationalism. In this first session of Virtual ASN for the 2021-22 season, we bring together four prominent scholars of nationalism in a conversation about what we know and what we still need to learn about nationalism.

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Event Bibliography:

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Billig, Michael. Banal Nationalism. SAGE Publications Ltd, 1995.

Hall, John. A and Malešević, Siniša. Nationalism and War. Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Hutchinson, John. Nationalism and War. Oxford University Press, 2017.

Hur, Aram. Narratives of Duty: How National Stories Shape Civic Duty in Asia. Cornell University Press (forthcoming).

Kumar, Krishan. Visions of Empire. Princeton University Press, 2019.

Kim, Diana. Empires of Vice. Princeton University Press, 2020.

Kim, Jaeeun. Contested Embrace: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea.Stanford University Press, 2016.

Lawson, George. Anatomies of Revolution. Cambridge University Press, 2019.

Malešević, Siniša. Grounded Nationalisms. Cambridge University Press, 2019.

Mann, Michael. The Dark Side of Democracy. Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Singh, Prerna. How Solidarity Works for Welfare: Subnationalism and Social Development in India. Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Shi, Tianjian. The Cultural Logic of Politics in Mainland China and Taiwan. Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Shin, Gi-Wook. Ethnic Nationalism in Korea: Genealogy, Politics, and Legacy. Stanford University Press 2006.

Wedeen, Lisa. Peripheral Visions: Publics, Power, and Performance in Yemen.University of Chicago Press 2008.

Yuval-Davis, Nira. Gender and Nation. SAGE Publications Ltd, 1997.