The Psychology of Nationalism

  • Authors
  • Joshua Searle-White

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Joshua Searle-White
    Pages 1-7
  3. Joshua Searle-White
    Pages 9-26
  4. Joshua Searle-White
    Pages 27-46
  5. Joshua Searle-White
    Pages 47-66
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    Pages 67-85
  7. Joshua Searle-White
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  9. Joshua Searle-White
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 125-169

About this book


Nationalism and other forms of group identity underlie many of the destructive conflicts the world is experiencing today. Particularly puzzling in such conflicts is their tenacity and viciousness. Why do people cling to conflicts that are damaging them? Why are the feelings involved so vehement and intense? Understanding the fragile nature of individual and group identity, and how people perceive threats to identity, can answer these questions. By analyzing nationalism in Quebec, Armenia and Azerbaijan, and Sri Lanka, this book shows that addressing the psychological dimensions of nationalism can help us understand, and perhaps to intervene successfully in, nationalist and ethnic conflicts.


identity Nation nationalism nature psychology

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