Nationalism has reasserted itself today as the political force of our times, remaking European politics wherever one looks. Britain is no exception, and in the midst of Brexit, it has even become a vanguard of nationalism's confident return to the mainstream.
This book argues that the only way to understand nationalism is through nationalism itself. To understand it as the key force of modernity that calls upon all existing ideological traditions in asserting its appeal: whether it is liberal, conservative, neoliberal or left-wing. This ideological clamour that characterises today's British nationalism requires both recognition and theorisation. A meaningful understanding of new nationalism must reckon with the ideological range animating it and the deeply hostile aversion to different racial minorities that pervades its respective ideologies.
Drawing on a variety of cultural and political themes, this book provides a dazzling but detailed study of how nationalism is the politics of today only because it is a politics of everything.
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Year published: 2019
Book type: Hardback, 288 pages
Dimensions: 140mm x 216mm
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