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State of the Union

Iain McLean and Alistair McMillan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This is the first survey of Unionism, the ideology of most of the rulers of the United Kingdom for the past 300 years. Because it was taken so much for granted, it has never been properly studied. In ... More


Ethnic Boundary Making: Institutions, Power, Networks

Andreas Wimmer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199927371
eISBN:
9780199980536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927371.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Social Theory

The book introduces a new theory that overcomes essentializing approaches to ethnicity all the while avoiding the pitfalls of excessive constructivism. It suggests understanding ethnic/racial ... More


Introduction

Andreas Wimmer

in Ethnic Boundary Making: Institutions, Power, Networks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199927371
eISBN:
9780199980536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927371.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Social Theory

This introductory chapter gives a short and succinct summary of the main propositions of the boundary making approach advanced in this book and outlines its intellectual genealogy that includes the ... More


Conclusion

Larbi Sadiki

in Rethinking Arab Democratization: Elections without Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562985
eISBN:
9780191721182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562985.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter elaborates five conclusions, all of which captures the tension between theory and experience and ‘word’ and ‘world’ in Arab democratization by noting how the ‘dogmas’ of Western ... More


Introduction: On Questions, Methodological Approaches, and Sources

Stephan E. C. Wendehorst

in British Jewry, Zionism, and the Jewish State, 1936-1956

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199265305
eISBN:
9780191730849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265305.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

The introductory chapter presents the main argument of the book, that the ascendancy of Zionism in British Jewry during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s is best understood as a particularly complex, but ... More


Fear and Foreboding

Lisa Wedeen

in Authoritarian Apprehensions: Ideology, Judgment, and Mourning in Syria

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226650579
eISBN:
9780226650746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226650746.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

By considering recent writings on sectarianism, chapter five investigates why sect, in particular, becomes a relevant category (when it does). In the Syrian case, this means explicating the extent to ... More


How Ethnic Identities Change

Kanchan Chandra

in Constructivist Theories of Ethnic Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199893157
eISBN:
9780199980079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199893157.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter uses the distinction between attributes and categories to synthesize several variants of constructivism in a common framework. “Constructivists” disagree on key questions such as the ... More


National identity and the ‘great divide’

Alex J. Bellamy

in The Formation of Croatian National Identity: A Centuries-Old Dream?

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065026
eISBN:
9781781700440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065026.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

According to Tom Nairn, ‘the reason why the dispute between modernists and primordialists is not resolved is because it is irresolvable’. Nairn described the so-called ‘Warwick debate’, between ... More


Conclusion: Competing claims to national identity

Alex J. Bellamy

in The Formation of Croatian National Identity: A Centuries-Old Dream?

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065026
eISBN:
9781781700440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065026.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In a seminal work published in 1999, Misha Glenny attempted to plot the Balkan history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Glenny interpreted Croatian national identity as the product of an ... More


Ethnic Nationalism, Globalization, and the Future of Transborder Membership Politics

Jaeeun Kim

in Contested Embrace: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797627
eISBN:
9780804799614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797627.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The conclusion recapitulates the book’s five main theoretical arguments. It shows how each chapter highlights the fundamentally political, performative, and constitutive nature of transborder ... More


Disruptive Innovation: The Jewish People as a Modern Invention

Steven Weitzman

in The Origin of the Jews: The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174600
eISBN:
9781400884933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174600.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the theory advanced by the Israeli historian Shlomo Sand stating that the Jews were a product of invention, and thus were an artificial people. In his book The Invention of the ... More


Source Codes: The Genetic Search for Founders

Steven Weitzman

in The Origin of the Jews: The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174600
eISBN:
9781400884933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174600.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the field of population genetics as an approach to the origin of the Jews. Most historians study the past by focusing on the period of time that can be documented by textual ... More


Conclusion

Jon K. Chang

in Burnt by the Sun: The Koreans of the Russian Far East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824856786
eISBN:
9780824872205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856786.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 9 begins with “primordialism” or essentialized views of race which continue to exist in post-Soviet society (including Russia) and in the Russian language. Then, we review and debunk the myth ... More


The Study of Sectarian Relations: Key Debates

Fanar Haddad

in Understanding 'Sectarianism': Sunni-Shi'a Relations in the Modern Arab World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197510629
eISBN:
9780197536155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510629.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter aims to demystify sectarian identity by critically examining some of the key debates and false binaries that dominate discussions of ‘sectarianism’. These include several impractical ... More


Orthodox Christianity And Nationalism: An Introduction

Lucian N. Leustean

in Orthodox Christianity and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Southeastern Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256068
eISBN:
9780823261307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256068.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Introduction sets out the comparative framework of analysis and investigates the main patterns on church-state relations within the Orthodox commonwealth. It provides the theoretical framework of ... More


“The feudal wars of Eastern Kentucky will no doubt be utilized in coming years by writers of fiction ”: Reading and Writing Bloody Breathitt

T. R. C. Hutton

in Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813136462
eISBN:
9780813142593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136462.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Most Americans’ source for what “feud” means came from fiction, especially in the nineteenth century when interest in European antiquity was especially high. After the Civil War “feud” became a ... More


Ethnicity and race: from essentialism to constructionism

Sandra Torres

in Ethnicity and Old Age: Expanding Our Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447328117
eISBN:
9781447328131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328117.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter presents the ways in which understandings of ethnicity and race have evolved, and what characterises the different perspectives on these social positions that are available (i.e. ... More


Conclusion: Reflections on the Theme

Joy L.K. Pachuau

in Being Mizo: Identity and Belonging in Northeast India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199451159
eISBN:
9780199084586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451159.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

The concluding chapter revisits the themes that have already been spoken about. The author reconsiders the methodology that she employs in her study. The purpose of the work has been to see how the ... More


Indigenous Religion and Human Rights

Ronald Niezen

in Religion and Human Rights: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199733453
eISBN:
9780190258269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199733453.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines whether the concept of human rights is compatible with indigenous religion. It begins with an overview of primordialism and its paradoxes, with particular emphasis on the ... More


The Nature of Time

Samuel Morris Brown

in Joseph Smith's Translation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190054236
eISBN:
9780190054267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190054236.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The wild time of the Bible’s primeval history became progressively less accessible across the nineteenth century. Many philosophers and cultural agents intended time to be flat, linear, and ... More


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