By (author) Jyoti Puri
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Encountering Nationalism by Jyoti Puri
Book Description"Encountering Nationalism" introduces students to concepts of nationalism in an accessible, critical, and timely way. Abstract arguments are bolstered by clear and specific examples drawn from momentous events and from the well of everyday life, such as the aftermath of September 11, beauty pageants, ethnic conflicts, and sexual respectability. "Encountering Nationalism" is an engaging introduction to the diverse meanings of nationalism and its most important aspects. It addresses the rise of nationalism in the US post-September 11. It brings together "culturalist" and state-centered approaches to nationalism. It underscores the importance of race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and religion to understanding nationalism. It clarifies key concepts such as nationalism, nation, state, gender, sexuality, etc. It contains useful examples to illustrate key aspects of nationalism. It features clear and engaging prose.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631231059
(236mm x 160mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jyoti Puri
Encountering Nationalism, Paperback (September 2003)
In exploring the subject of nationalism, this work asks three broad questions: what do we mean by nationalism and what are its important cultural aspects?; why is it important to consider issues of nationalism from a critical viewpoint?; and what are the limitations of the construct of nationalism?
Woman, Body, Desire in Post-Colonial India, Paperback (July 1999)» View all books by Jyoti Puri
This groundbreaking ethnographic study based on fifty-four middle- and upper-class Indian women of connects important issues of class and nationhood to the emerging sense of female identity in India.
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Author Biography - Jyoti Puri
Jyoti Puri is Associate Professor of Sociology at Simmons College. She is the author of Woman, Body, Desire in Post-Colonial India: Narratives of Gender and Sexuality (1999).
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