The Psychology of Nationalism by J. Searle-whiteThe Psychology of Nationalism by J. Searle-white

The Psychology of Nationalism

byJ. Searle-white

Hardcover | February 8, 2002

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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.
JOSHUA SEARLE-WHITE teaches in the Psychology Department at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA.
Title:The Psychology of NationalismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:169 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.56 inPublished:February 8, 2002Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312233698

ISBN - 13:9780312233693


Table of Contents

List of Maps Preface Acknowledgements Introduction What We Know About Nationalism The Explanations So Far Identity: The Consistent Feature The Fragility of Identity Nationalism and Human Needs Implications for Negotiations Is There Hope? Appendix: The Psychology of Nationalism Course Notes References Cited Index

Editorial Reviews

'...a concise, clearly written and lucid theory explaining why nationalism is such a powerful force in the modern world.' - The Nationalism Project