Ethno-symbolism and Nationalism: A Cultural Approach

Ethno-symbolism and Nationalism: A Cultural Approach

Anthony D. Smith

Anthony D. Smith is Emeritus Professor of Nationalism and Ethnicity on the London college of Economics, and is taken into account one of many founders of the interdisciplinary box of nationalism stories. Anthony Smith has constructed an method of the research of countries and nationalism known as ethno-symbolism, that's focused on the character of ethnic teams and countries, and the necessity to examine their symbolic dimensions.


This textual content presents a concise assertion of an ethno-symbolic method of the examine of countries and nationalism and while, embodies a common assertion of Anthony Smith’s contribution to this technique and its software to the important problems with countries and nationalism. The text:

  • sets out the theoretical heritage of the emergence of ethno-symbolism in a sustained and systematic argument
  • explains its research of the formation of countries, their patience and alter and the function of nationalism
  • demonstrates that an ethno-symbolic method presents a tremendous complement and corrective to previous and current highbrow orthodoxies within the box and addresses the most theoretical criticisms levelled at an ethno-symbolic approach.

Drawing jointly and constructing previous short resumes of Anthony Smith’s technique, this publication represents a precis of the theoretical facets of his paintings within the box because l986. it is going to be beneficial to scholars and to all those people who are drawn to the problems raised via a examine of ethnicity, international locations and nationalism.

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