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The nation - that's us?: Divergent interpretations of a concept
Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
2019 (English)In: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, E-ISSN 2001-7308, Vol. XII, no 4, p. 13-18Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The concept of nation is not only, as is often assumed, related to states but to the people who feel that they belong to a community based on a common identity, wherein language and culture are often emphasized as something that knit people together. History, as well as contemporary experience, reveal the notion that state nationalism tends to oppress local languages and cultures. However, in a cultural nation interpretation, all national minorities, while being citizens of their state of domicile, are per definition not members of the majority nationality. By claiming membership of the minority, individuals are given exclusive rights such as protection of customs, language and religion while, of course, being free to choose either assimilation or a combination of both. One dilemma of cultural nationalism is the relationship between autochthonous minorities and immigrant groups. Among individuals with a possible otherness in relation to the nationalized state is their choice of identity: otherness, total assimilation into the majority, or a twin identity. Nationality is not a digital attribute – identities can be split and shared in multiple ways – a conclusion which is argued for in this article.

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Södertörns högskola, 2019. Vol. XII, no 4, p. 13-18
Keywords [en]
Nation, state, minority, nationality
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Social Anthropology
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Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-40241OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-40241DiVA, id: diva2:1394381
Available from: 2020-02-18 Created: 2020-02-18 Last updated: 2020-02-19Bibliographically approved

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