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.

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Latest articles

Volume 0 (0)

Veil. Mirror of identity
Irish nationalism and European integration: the official redefinition of the island of Ireland

Volume 16 (1)

Legacies of Japanese colonialism in the rhetorical constitution of South Korean national identity
vol. 16 (1): 1-13
The Taliban, religious revival and innovation in Afghan nationalism
vol. 16 (1): 15-30
The Danish euro: constructing a monetary oxymoron in the Danish euro debate
vol. 16 (1): 31-51
Myth, national identity, and the contemporary tourism site: the case of Amalienborg and Frederiksstaden
vol. 16 (1): 53-70
National identity and cultural resonance in English foxhunting movements
vol. 16 (1): 71-90
Regimes of ethnicity and nationhood in Germany, Russia, and Turkey
vol. 16 (1): 91-93
Race in translation: culture wars around the postcolonial Atlantic
vol. 16 (1): 93-95
The immigration and settlement of Asian Indians in Phoenix, Arizona, 1965–2011: ethnic pride vs. racial discrimination in the suburbs
vol. 16 (1): 95-97

Volume 15 (4)

Editorial Board
vol. 15 (4): 0-0
Biblical nationalism and the sixteenth-century states
vol. 15 (4): 317-332
Representing the nation: art and identity in Porfirian Mexico
vol. 15 (4): 333-355
Icon-ising national identity: France and India in comparative perspective
vol. 15 (4): 357-377
Multiple and flexible identifications and the understanding of political voices of the Kurdish self
vol. 15 (4): 379-400
Constructing nation: national narratives of history teachers in Ukraine
vol. 15 (4): 401-416
Orgasm and the West. A history of pleasure from the sixteenth century to the present
vol. 15 (4): 417-419
Democracy and human rights in multicultural societies
vol. 15 (4): 419-421
The invention of Scotland
vol. 15 (4): 421-423
Afro-Brazilians. Cultural production in a racial democracy
vol. 15 (4): 423-425