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

Volume 20 (1)

Editorial
vol. 20 (1): 1-7
The emergence of Alevism as an ethno-religious identity
vol. 20 (1): 9-29
Constructing a social space for Alevi political identity: religion, antagonism and collective passion
vol. 20 (1): 31-51
The AKP, sectarianism, and the Alevis’ struggle for equal rights in Turkey
vol. 20 (1): 53-67
Thoughts on the rhetoric that women and men are equal in Alevi belief and practice (Alevilik) – to Songül
vol. 20 (1): 69-89
Television and the making of a transnational Alevi identity
vol. 20 (1): 91-103
From a ‘sort of Muslim’ to ‘proud to be Alevi’: the Alevi religion and identity project combatting the negative identity among second-generation Alevis in the UK
vol. 20 (1): 105-123

Volume 19 (4)

Editorial Board
vol. 19 (4): 0-0
The influence of the elites’ discourse in political attitudes: evidence from the Basque Country
vol. 19 (4): 367-393
The imagined ‘other’ and its shifts: politics and identifications in Turkish Cyprus
vol. 19 (4): 395-413
Other identities in ethnofederations: women’s and sexual minorities’ advocacy in Belgium
vol. 19 (4): 415-432
Stateless nations, western European regional nationalism and the old nations
vol. 19 (4): 433-434
Bengali Harlem and the lost histories of South Asian America
vol. 19 (4): 434-436
Writing the history of memory
vol. 19 (4): 436-438

Volume 19 (3)

Beyond the nation-state Polish national identity and cultural intimacy online
vol. 19 (3): 293-309
Beyond the nation-state Polish national identity and cultural intimacy online
vol. 19 (3): 293-309
The specifics of Balkan ethnic identity construction: ethnicisation of localities
vol. 19 (3): 311-332
The specifics of Balkan ethnic identity construction: ethnicisation of localities
vol. 19 (3): 311-332