Nations and Nationalism in Developing Countries
Many new nations in the global south struggled to find national unity following independence because of ethnic and religious divisions within their national borders.
Nations without States
Many national identities do not have formal nation states with full autonomy: examples include the Welsh, the Basques, the Kurds and the Palestinians.
Nations as Imagined Communities
nations are socially constructed entities.
Captain Tom’s 100th Birthday: A Quintessentially British Occasion?
Today is Captain Tom’s 100th Birthday, an event broadcast live to the nation by BBC Breakfast between 8.00 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. Captain Tom really is the perfect media hero for our times, and the construction of ‘our national hero’ was levelled up this morning as it turns out Captain Tom seems to be a…
A few sociological observations on England’s progress through the World Cup…
Sociological analysis of the World Cup as a media-construction and a bizarrely inclusive kind of nationalism…
Who are the alt-right?
The Unite the Right Ralley in Charlotsville back in August 2017 was attended by various right wing groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan, Skin heads, Neo-Nazis and various Militias, but the most newly formed in attendance, the so-called ‘alt right’, a disparate group of clean cut, smartly dressed, young white men, the latest ‘wave’…