National Identities

National Identities explores the formation and expression of national identity from antiquity to the present day. It examines the role in forging identity of cultural (language, architecture, music, gender, religion, the media, sport, encounters with 'the other' etc.) and political (state forms, wars, boundaries) factors, by examining how these have been shaped and changed over time. The historical significance of 'nation'in political and cultural terms is considered in relationship to other important and in some cases countervailing forms of identity such as religion, region, tribe or class. The focus is on identity, rather than on contingent political forms that may express it. The journal is not prescriptive or proscriptive in its approach. Instead, it acts as a forum within which the growing number of scholars working in this field can explore this important subject. Comparative perspectives are encouraged, and the journal features regular review essays as well as book reviews.

Four issues per year.

Publisher: 
Routledge
ISSN (print): 
14608944
ISSN (online): 
14699907

Latest articles

Veil. Mirror of identity
ONLINE EARLY
Irish nationalism and European integration: the official redefinition of the island of Ireland
ONLINE EARLY
Dialects of nostalgia: Downton Abbey and English identity
ONLINE EARLY
Diversity and nationalism in the Basque Country and Flanders: understanding immigrants as fellow minorities
ONLINE EARLY
‘What nationality he is doesn't matter a damn!’ International football, mediated identities and conditional cosmopolitanism
ONLINE EARLY
Sectarian dynamics of multicultural norms and the law in Lebanon: warning for the future of Northern Ireland
ONLINE EARLY
From displaying to becoming national heritage: the case of the Pousadas de Portugal
ONLINE EARLY
Representations and othering in discourse: the construction of Turkey in the EU context
ONLINE EARLY
Placing the nation: Aberystwyth and the reproduction of Welsh nationalism
ONLINE EARLY

Volume 17 (1)

From barbarian other to chosen people: the etymology, ideology and evolution of ‘nation’ at the shifting edge of medieval Western Christendom
vol. 17 (1): 1-23
Reframing national locality: religious minorities using history to transform local experience in Georgia
vol. 17 (1): 25-43
‘And ever give us cause’: Understanding the investments of the ‘Ur-anthem’, ‘God Save the King/Queen’
vol. 17 (1): 45-61
Nationalism in Western art music: a reassessment
vol. 17 (1): 63-71
Between Darius and Khomeini: exploring Iran's national identity problematique
vol. 17 (1): 73-97
Beacon for change. How the 1951 Festival of Britain shaped the modern age/The Lion and the Unicorn: symbolic architecture for the Festival of Britain 1951
vol. 17 (1): 99-101
Being Danish: Paradoxes of identity in everyday life
vol. 17 (1): 102-103

Volume 16 (4)

Performing nations, disrupting states: sporting identities in nations without states
vol. 16 (4): 283-289
Performing nations, disrupting states: sporting identities in nations without states
vol. 16 (4): 283-289
‘Je suis socialiste et quinziste’: rugby, wine and socialism in the Aude since 1976
vol. 16 (4): 291-309
‘Je suis socialiste et quinziste’: rugby, wine and socialism in the Aude since 1976
vol. 16 (4): 291-309