Nationalism and Territory: Constructing Group Identity in Southeastern Europe by George W. WhiteNationalism and Territory: Constructing Group Identity in Southeastern Europe by George W. White

Nationalism and Territory: Constructing Group Identity in Southeastern Europe

byGeorge W. White

Paperback | March 22, 2000

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Why do nations come into conflict? What factors lead to the horrors of ethnic cleansing? This timely book offers clear-eyed answers to these questions by exploring how national identity is shaped by place, focusing especially on Serbia, Hungary, and Romania. Moving beyond studies of nationalism that consider only the economic and geostrategic value of territory, George White shows that the very core of national identity is intimately bound to specific places. Indeed, nations define themselves in terms of spaces that have historical, linguistic, and religious meaning, as Serbs have clearly demonstrated in Kosovo. These territories are concrete expressions of a nationOs identity, both past and present. With his detailed analysis of the places that define national identity in Southeastern Europe, White convincingly shows why territorial disputes so often escalate into war.
George W. White is assistant professor of geography at Frostburg State University.
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Title:Nationalism and Territory: Constructing Group Identity in Southeastern EuropeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9.02 × 5.94 × 0.72 inPublished:March 22, 2000Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0847698092

ISBN - 13:9780847698097

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 List of Figures Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Place Name Terminology Chapter 4 1. Introduction Chapter 5 2. The Nation in its Spatial Context Chapter 6 3. Southeastern European Nationalism in its Temporal and Spatial Context Chapter 7 4. Hungary and the Hungarians Chapter 8 5. Romania and the Romanians Chapter 9 6. Serbia and the Serbs Chapter 10 7. Conclusion Chapter 11 Selected Bibliography Chapter 12 Index Chapter 13 About the Author

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George W. White scrutinizes the factors that lead to the shaping of national identity. With a particular focus on Hungary, Serbia and Romania, Nationalism and Territory: Constructing Group Identity in Southeastern Europe seeks to answer such questions as why nations come into conflict and what factors lead to ethnic cleansing. White convincingly demonstrates that the very core of national identity is bound to specific places. 

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A valuable contribution to the growing literature on territorial boundaries, national identity, and ethnic conflict. Students of international relations should find compelling White's insights about the connection between ethnic cleansing and the significance of territory to national identity.