National Identities

National Identities explores the formation and expression of national identity from antiquity to the present day. It examines the role in forging identity of cultural (language, architecture, music, gender, religion, the media, sport, encounters with 'the other' etc.) and political (state forms, wars, boundaries) factors, by examining how these have been shaped and changed over time. The historical significance of 'nation'in political and cultural terms is considered in relationship to other important and in some cases countervailing forms of identity such as religion, region, tribe or class. The focus is on identity, rather than on contingent political forms that may express it. The journal is not prescriptive or proscriptive in its approach. Instead, it acts as a forum within which the growing number of scholars working in this field can explore this important subject. Comparative perspectives are encouraged, and the journal features regular review essays as well as book reviews.

Four issues per year.

Publisher: 
Routledge
ISSN (print): 
14608944
ISSN (online): 
14699907

Latest articles

Veil. Mirror of identity
ONLINE EARLY
Irish nationalism and European integration: the official redefinition of the island of Ireland
ONLINE EARLY

Volume 19 (2)

Different narratives, one area without internal frontiers: why EU institutions cannot agree on the refugee crisis
vol. 19 (2): 161-177
Different narratives, one area without internal frontiers: why EU institutions cannot agree on the refugee crisis
vol. 19 (2): 161-177
The Promethean role of Europe: changing narratives of the political and scholarly left
vol. 19 (2): 179-197
The Promethean role of Europe: changing narratives of the political and scholarly left
vol. 19 (2): 179-197
Almost the same stories: narrative patterns in EU treaty referendums
vol. 19 (2): 199-214
Almost the same stories: narrative patterns in EU treaty referendums
vol. 19 (2): 199-214
One narrative or several? Politics, cultural elites, and citizens in constructing a ‘New Narrative for Europe’
vol. 19 (2): 215-230
One narrative or several? Politics, cultural elites, and citizens in constructing a ‘New Narrative for Europe’
vol. 19 (2): 215-230
European Union or Kingdom of the Antichrist? Protestant apocalyptic narratives and European unity
vol. 19 (2): 251-267
European Union or Kingdom of the Antichrist? Protestant apocalyptic narratives and European unity
vol. 19 (2): 251-267
Post-communist invocation of Europe: memorial museums’ narratives and the Europeanization of memory
vol. 19 (2): 269-288
Post-communist invocation of Europe: memorial museums’ narratives and the Europeanization of memory
vol. 19 (2): 269-288
Britain, Europe and national identity. Self and other in international relations
vol. 19 (2): 289-290
Britain, Europe and national identity. Self and other in international relations
vol. 19 (2): 289-290
Nationalism and multiple modernities. Europe and beyond
vol. 19 (2): 290-292
Nationalism and multiple modernities. Europe and beyond
vol. 19 (2): 290-292

Volume 19 (1)

National stereotypes in the context of the European crisis
vol. 19 (1): 1-9
National stereotypes in the context of the European crisis
vol. 19 (1): 1-9