Everyday nationhood

  title={Everyday nationhood},
  author={Jon E. Fox and Cynthia Miller-Idriss},
  pages={536 - 563}
Contrary to the predictions of some, neither the proliferation of supranational forms of governance, the ascendancy of free market principles of global capitalism, nor expanding flows of transnational migration have unseated the nation state as the dominant form of political organization in the world today. From violent secessionist movements in the former Yugoslavia and Soviet Union to a growing backlash against immigration and multiculturalism in Europe and North America, nationalism and its… 

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Navigating the nationalist landscape of exclusion: Armenian citizens of Turkey and the politics of naming.

  • Yesim Bayar
  • Sociology
    The British journal of sociology
  • 2021
This article examines how Armenian citizens of Turkey employ names and naming strategies in their everyday life in order to navigate a nationalist social landscape and reveals the ways in which nationalist politics and minorities' responses align, diverge and/or conflict on the ground.

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Series Editor's Preface. Introduction by John Breuilly. Acknowledgements. 1. Definitions. State and nation. The nation. 2. Culture in Agrarian Society. Power and culture in the agro-literature