Types of Nationalism

  title={Types of Nationalism},
  author={Louis Wirth},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={723 - 737}
  • L. Wirth
  • Published 1 May 1936
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
Nationalism, or the social movements of nationalities striving to acquire, maintain, and enhance their status in a world where they are confronted by opposition or conflict, has a vast historical literature to its credit. The scientific study of nationalism must build upon but go beyond the particularistic knowledge of specific cases, on the one hand, and avoid lumping together all instances of nationalism, on the other hand. This paper suggests a tentative typology of European nationalisms… 

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