Social Research Glossary

 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Home

 

Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2012-17, Social Research Glossary, Quality Research International, http://www.qualityresearchinternational.com/socialresearch/

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 2 January, 2017 , © Lee Harvey 2012–2017.

 

A fast-paced novel of conjecture and surprises
   

_________________________________________________________________

Nationalism


core definition

Nationalism is the expression of support for or reification of a nation state.


explanatory context

Nationalism has two meanings.

 

First is the expression of patriotic feeling. This is frequently accompanied by jingoism and is indicative of reactionary, or anti-internationalust sentiments.

 

Second, nationalism refers to the pursuance of national independence, usually from imperialism. Nationalism in this sense is much more complex politically, it might be revolutionary or ultra-conservative, might have internationalist appeal or be a means to insularity.


analytical review

Elwell's Glossary of Sociology (undated) defines nationalism as:

An individual's internalization of the set of beliefs and values expressing love, pride and identification with a given nation state. Ritual and symbols are important tools in fostering nationalism among the citizenry.


associated issues

 


related areas

See also

oppression


Sources

Elwell's Glossary of Sociology, undated, available at http://campus.murraystate.edu/academic/faculty/frank.elwell/prob3/glossary/socgloss.htm, page not available 20 December 2016.


copyright Lee Harvey 2012–2017


A NOVEL Who bombed a Birmingham mosque?
Top

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Home