Encyclopedia of Diasporas

2005 Edition
| Editors: Melvin Ember, Carol R. Ember, Ian Skoggard

Long-Distance Nationalism

  • Nina Glick Schiller
Types of Diaspora
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-29904-4_59


Long-distance nationalism is a set of ide ntity claims and practices that connect people living in various geographical locations to a specific territory that they see as their ancestral home. Actions taken by long-distance nationalists on behalf of this reputed ancestral home may include voting, demonstrating, lobbying, contributing money, creating works of art, fighting, killing, and dying. Long-distance nationalism is closely connected to the classic notion of nationalism and the nation-state. As in other forms of nationalism, long-distant nationalists believe there is a nation that consists of a people who share a common history, identity, and territory. Long-distance nationalism differs from other forms of nationalism in terms of the nature of the relationship between the members of the nation and the national territory. National borders are not thought to delimit membership in the nation. The members of the nation may live anywhere around the globe and even hold...


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