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
Rewriting the nation: British theatre today
ONLINE EARLY
The origins and nature of American nationalism
ONLINE EARLY
The future governance of citizenship
ONLINE EARLY
‘Love beyond colour’: the formation of interracial gay men's intimate relationships in post-apartheid South Africa
ONLINE EARLY
Kirkuk conflict in its ethnic/political media: the Turkmen newspaper Alqal'a as a model
ONLINE EARLY
Struggle over identity: the official and the alternative ‘Belarussianness’
ONLINE EARLY
Brave new world: imperial and democratic nation-building in Britain between the wars
ONLINE EARLY

Volume 18 (2)

‘Freedom of speech’ in the self-descriptions of the Estonian extreme right groupuscules
vol. 18 (2): 89-104
Contesting the anti-totalitarian consensus: the concept of national independence, the memory of the Second World War and the ideological cleavages in post-war Greece
vol. 18 (2): 105-123
A national discovery and loss of a landscape – photographic images of the Curonian Spit
vol. 18 (2): 125-137
Sharks and Shylocks: Englishness and otherness in popular discourse on ‘the City’ 1870–1914
vol. 18 (2): 139-155
Euro-myth: nationalism, war and the legitimacy of the European Union
vol. 18 (2): 157-177
Brother Jonathan and John Bull build a nation: the transactional nature of American nationalism in the early nineteenth century
vol. 18 (2): 179-198
Shaping Holocaust memory in Greece: memorials and their public history
vol. 18 (2): 199-216
The Finnish national identity and the sacrificial male body: war, postmemory and resistance
vol. 18 (2): 217-232
Britain: unification and disintegration
vol. 18 (2): 233-235
Nationalism in a global world
vol. 18 (2): 235-237
School and nation. Identity politics and educational media in an age of diversity
vol. 18 (2): 237-239