Everyday Nationhood

Theorising Culture, Identity and Belonging after Banal Nationalism

  • Michael Skey
  • Marco Antonsich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Marco Antonsich, Michael Skey
    Pages 1-13
  3. Critical Reflections on the Banal Nationalism Thesis

  4. Everyday Practices and Attitudes

  5. Affect

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Elisabeth Militz
      Pages 177-195
    3. T. McCreanor, E. Muriwai, M. Wetherell, H. Moewaka Barnes, A. Moewaka Barnes
      Pages 215-238
  6. The Transnational and the Global

  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Michael Skey, Marco Antonsich
      Pages 323-334
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 335-339

About this book


This edited collection explores the continuing appeal of nationalism around the world. The authors’ ground-breaking research demonstrates the ways in which national priorities and sensibilities frame an extraordinary array of activities, from classroom discussions and social media posts to global policy-making, as well as identifying the value that can come from feeling part of a national community, especially during times of economic uncertainty and social change.  They also note how attachments to nation can often generate powerful emotions, happiness and pride as well as anger and frustration, which can be used to mobilize substantial numbers of people into action. 

Featuring contributions from leading social scientists across a range of disciplines, including sociology, geography, political science, social psychology, media and cultural studies, the book presents a number of case studies covering a range of countries including Russia, USA, New Zealand, Serbia, Japan and Greece.

Everyday Nationhood will appeal to students and scholars of nationalism, globalization and identity across the social sciences as well as those with an interest in understanding the role of nationalism in shaping some of the most pressing political crises- migration, economic protectionism, populism - of the contemporary era.  



migration Europe politics cultural heritage Patriotism

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Skey
    • 1
  • Marco Antonsich
    • 2
  1. 1.LoughboroughUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.LoughboroughUnited Kingdom

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