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 (3)

Myth and reality: a review of Bonaparte and the British prints and propaganda in the age of Napoleon
vol. 20 (3): 231-233
Narratively framing emergent identities in post-agreement societies: patterns of the Northern Irish identity within the provincial media
vol. 20 (3): 235-257
‘Warriors’ and ‘Mighty Warriors’: national football team nicknames and the politics and politicisation of national identity in Zimbabwe
vol. 20 (3): 259-276
Australian national identity: empirical research since 1998
vol. 20 (3): 277-298
Religion as nationalism: the religious nationalism of American Christian Zionists
vol. 20 (3): 299-319
‘The orange was dried up and shriveled’: oranges and the crisis of nationalism in Ghassan Kanafani and Smilansky Yizhar
vol. 20 (3): 321-336
The real politics of the horn of Africa: money, war and the business of power
vol. 20 (3): 337-339
Fútbol, Jews and the making of Argentina
vol. 20 (3): 340-341
The Risorgimento revisited: nationalism and culture in nineteenth-century Italy
vol. 20 (3): 341-343

Volume 20 (1)

Editorial
vol. 20 (1): 1-7
Editorial
vol. 20 (1): 1-7
The emergence of Alevism as an ethno-religious identity
vol. 20 (1): 9-29
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
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
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