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.

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Latest articles

Volume 0 (0)

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

Volume 16 (2)

Nations, national identity and prestige
vol. 16 (2): 99-115
Making the ‘Fifth Region’ a real place? Emigrant policies and the emigration-nation nexus in Ecuador
vol. 16 (2): 117-137
Scottish diasporic identities in the Netherlands
vol. 16 (2): 139-155
Peace, love, depoliticisation and the domestic alien: national identity in the memorial messages collected after the terror attacks in Norway 22 July 2011
vol. 16 (2): 157-176
Nationalism and the moral psychology of community
vol. 16 (2): 177-179
Ethnic conflict: Causes, consequences, responses
vol. 16 (2): 181-182
National days: Constructing and mobilising national identity
vol. 16 (2): 182-184
Female imperialism and national identity. Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire
vol. 16 (2): 184-185
Northern Ireland 1968–2008. The politics of entrenchment
vol. 16 (2): 185-187
Rugby union and globalization: An odd-shaped world
vol. 16 (2): 188-189

Volume 16 (1)

Legacies of Japanese colonialism in the rhetorical constitution of South Korean national identity
vol. 16 (1): 1-13
The Taliban, religious revival and innovation in Afghan nationalism
vol. 16 (1): 15-30
The Danish euro: constructing a monetary oxymoron in the Danish euro debate
vol. 16 (1): 31-51
Myth, national identity, and the contemporary tourism site: the case of Amalienborg and Frederiksstaden
vol. 16 (1): 53-70
National identity and cultural resonance in English foxhunting movements
vol. 16 (1): 71-90
Regimes of ethnicity and nationhood in Germany, Russia, and Turkey
vol. 16 (1): 91-93
Race in translation: culture wars around the postcolonial Atlantic
vol. 16 (1): 93-95
The immigration and settlement of Asian Indians in Phoenix, Arizona, 1965–2011: ethnic pride vs. racial discrimination in the suburbs
vol. 16 (1): 95-97