Forget the `nation`: post-nationalist understanding of nationalism

  title={Forget the `nation`: post-nationalist understanding of nationalism},
  author={Valeriĭ Aleksandrovich Tishkov},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  pages={625 - 650}
  • V. Tishkov
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Sociology
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
There is a great failure and mental morass concerning theory and political practice of nation and nationalism, including not only traditional approaches but late nationalism studies as well. The reason is a long-standing and widely shared quest for adequate definition of what does not exist, in reality, as a collective body. Nation is a powerful metaphor which two forms of social groupings –polity (state) and ethnic entity (the people) –are fighting to have as their exclusive property. In its… 
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