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 (3)

Beyond the nation-state Polish national identity and cultural intimacy online
vol. 19 (3): 293-309
Beyond the nation-state Polish national identity and cultural intimacy online
vol. 19 (3): 293-309
The specifics of Balkan ethnic identity construction: ethnicisation of localities
vol. 19 (3): 311-332
The specifics of Balkan ethnic identity construction: ethnicisation of localities
vol. 19 (3): 311-332
My king’s good words: royal addresses, modern media and national narratives in Denmark, 1933–1945
vol. 19 (3): 333-357
My king’s good words: royal addresses, modern media and national narratives in Denmark, 1933–1945
vol. 19 (3): 333-357
Children without a state. A global human rights challenge
vol. 19 (3): 359-360
Children without a state. A global human rights challenge
vol. 19 (3): 359-360
‘Goodbye, Spain?’ The question of independence for Catalonia
vol. 19 (3): 360-363
‘Goodbye, Spain?’ The question of independence for Catalonia
vol. 19 (3): 360-363
Fútbol, Jews and the making of Argentina
vol. 19 (3): 363-364
Fútbol, Jews and the making of Argentina
vol. 19 (3): 363-364
Italian vices. Nation and character from the Risorgimento to the republic
vol. 19 (3): 365-366
Italian vices. Nation and character from the Risorgimento to the republic
vol. 19 (3): 365-366

Volume 19 (2)

Narrating European integration: transnational actors and stories
vol. 19 (2): 149-160
Narrating European integration: transnational actors and stories
vol. 19 (2): 149-160
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