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Title: Nationalism, the nation and migration: searching for purity and diversity
Authors: Mavroudi, Elizabeth
Keywords: Nationalism
National identity
Migration
Diaspora
Purity
Diversity
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © Taylor and Francis
Citation: MAVROUDI, E., 2010. Nationalism, the nation and migration: searching for purity and diversity. Space and Polity, 14 (3), pp. 219-233
Abstract: This paper adds to debates on the double-edged and contested nature of nationalism and its relationships with migration and diaspora. It does this by focusing on the notion of purity and highlights the ways in which national identities can be based on homogenising constructions of the nation. In an age where the nation-state system and migration are both important and in which there are recurring politicised uses of nationalism in potentially extreme ways, the paper discusses how nationalism can be problematic. It calls for contextualised and grounded research on the everyday meanings of nationalism in order to emphasise the messy and often ambivalent nature of national identities. In this way, it argues that there is potential for 'rescuing nationalism' as a more inclusive, diverse notion.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Space and Polity [© Taylor and Francis]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13562576.2010.532951
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/13562576.2010.532951
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/8835
Publisher Link: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/cspp/2010/00000014/00000003/art00002
ISSN: 1356-2576
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