Culture, History and the Cosmopolitan Dream
By (author) Craig Calhoun
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Nations Matter by Craig Calhoun
Book DescriptionCraig Calhoun, one of the most respected social scientists in the world, re-examines nationalism in light of post-1989 enthusiasm for globalization and the new anxieties of the twenty-first century. Nations Matter argues that pursuing a purely postnational politics is premature at best and possibly dangerous. Calhoun argues that, rather than wishing nationalism away, it is important to transform it. One key is to distinguish the ideology of nationalism as fixed and inherited identity from the development of public projects that continually remake the terms of national integration. Standard concepts like 'civic' vs. 'ethnic' nationalism can get in the way unless they are critically re-examined - as an important chapter in this book does. This book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of sociology, history, political theory and all subjects concerned with nationalism, globalization, and cosmopolitanism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415411868
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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* Jurgen Habermas is among the most influential and important social theorists in the world today. * This volume represents the first sustained engagement with Habermas's recent turn to religion as a focus of philosophical inquiry.
Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age, Paperback (March 2013)View all books by Craig Calhoun
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Author Biography - Craig Calhoun
New York University, USA
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