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

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

Volume 21 (3)

Ethnodoxy, national exceptionalism, and xenophobia: a case study of contemporary Russia
vol. 21 (3): 223-239
Terrorism and the discursive construction of national identity in France
vol. 21 (3): 241-265
Quebeckers and Québécois. Evolution and changes in identity and national habitus in Quebec (1960–2016)
vol. 21 (3): 267-285
Representations of inclusiveness in social assistance programmes of the 10th Malaysia Plan, 2011–2015
vol. 21 (3): 287-303
Creating and re-creating the nation of Taiwan: representations of the history of the Japanese colonial era in history textbooks and teachers’ discourses
vol. 21 (3): 305-320
European nations, explaining their formation
vol. 21 (3): 321-323
Patriots against fashion. Clothing and nationalism in Europe’s age of revolutions
vol. 21 (3): 323-325
Ethnic cleansing and the European Union. An interdisciplinary approach to security, memory and ethnography
vol. 21 (3): 325-328

Volume 21 (2)

The Scots in England – a different kind of diaspora?
vol. 21 (2): 119-134
Migration and identity in post-referendum Scotland
vol. 21 (2): 135-149
Healing past wounds with more than an elastic bandage – a small-scale evaluation of attitudes and aspirations of contemporary Northern Irish Catholics
vol. 21 (2): 151-169
The normative function of national historical narratives: South Korean perceptions of relations with Japan
vol. 21 (2): 171-189
Land of milk and honey: Israeli landscapes and flora on banknotes
vol. 21 (2): 191-211
Nation-building and identity in Europe. The dialogics of reciprocity
vol. 21 (2): 213-214
Postcolonial readings of Romanian identity narratives
vol. 21 (2): 214-217
The modern Scottish diaspora. Contemporary debates and perspectives
vol. 21 (2): 217-219
Diasporas and homeland conflicts. A comparative perspective
vol. 21 (2): 219-221

Volume 21 (1)

Forty years later. Eugen Weber’s contribution to an empirical approach of European state-led nation-building
vol. 21 (1): 1-19