This edited collection explores the continuing appeal of nationalism around the world. The authors' ground-breaking research demonstrates the ways in which national priorities and sensibilities frame an extraordinary array of activities, from classroom discussions and social media posts to global policy-making, as well as identifying the value that can come from feeling part of a national community, especially during times of economic uncertainty and social change. They also note how attachments to nation can often generate powerful emotions, happiness and pride as well as anger and frustration, which can be used to mobilize substantial numbers of people into action.
Featuring contributions from leading social scientists across a range of disciplines, including sociology, geography, political science, social psychology, media and cultural studies, the book presents a number of case studies covering a range of countries including Russia, Germany, New Zealand, Serbia, Japan, Azerbaijan, Greece and the USA.
Everyday Nationhood will appeal to students and scholars of nationalism, globalization and identity across the social sciences as well as those with an interest in understanding the role of nationalism in shaping some of the most pressing political crises- migration, economic protectionism, populism - of the contemporary era.
Michael Skey is Lecturer in Communication and Media at Loughborough University, UK.
Marco Antonsich is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Loughborough University, UK.
1. Introduction: The Persistence of Banal Nationalism; Marco Antonsich & Michael Skey.- Part I: Critical reflections on the Banal Nationalism Thesis.- 2. The rhetoric of nationalism; Craig Calhoun.- 3. The Universality of Banal Nationalism, or can the flag hand unobtrusively outside a Serbian post office?; Ivana Spasic.- 4. Banal Nationalism in the Internet Age: Rethinking the Relationship between Nations, Nationalisms and the Media; Lukasz Szulc.- Part II - Everyday practices and attitudes; 5. The name and the nation: Banal nationalism and name change practices in the context of co-ethnic migration to Germany; Gesine Wallem.- 6. Collective charisma, selective exclusion and national belonging: 'false' and 'real' Greeks from the former Soviet Union; Manolis Pratsinakis.- 7. Humming Along: Public and Private Patriotism in Putin's Russia; J. Paul Goode.- 8. Repertoires of Nationhood in France and Germany; Bart Bonikowski.- Part III- Affect.- 9. On affect, dancing and nationa
l bodies; Elisabeth Militz.- 10. Making sense of everyday nationhood: traces in the experiential world; Shanti Sumartojo.- 11. Doing affect around national days: Mundane/banal practice or the call of 'another space'?; McCreanor, Tim., Muriwai, Emerald., Wetherell, Margaret., Moewaka Barnes, Helen., & Moewaka Barnes, Angela.- Part IV - The trans-national and the global.- 12. Narratives of Legitimacy: Making Nationalism Banal; Melissa Aronczyk.- 13. Banal nationalism and UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list: Cases of washoku and the gastronomic meal of the French; Atsuko Ichijo.- 14. Banal Nationalism and Consumer Activism: The Case of #BoycottGermany; Eleftheria J. Lekakis.- 15. Banal nationalism and the imagining of politics; Michael Billig.- 16. Conclusion: The Present and Future of Nationalism; Michael Skey & Marco Antonsich.