Featured weekly article: A Sacred Bastion? A Nation in Itself? An Economic Partner of Rising China? Three Waves of Nation-Building in Taiwan after 1949

A Sacred Bastion? A Nation in Itself? An Economic Partner of Rising China? Three Waves of Nation-Building in Taiwan after 1949 By Hsin-Yi Yeh Volume 14, Issue 1, pages 207-228 Abstract Agreeing with the constructivist approach to nationalism, this article argues that the prevailing ambiguous attitude towards nationality among people in Taiwan is a reflection … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: From Multiculturalism to Multifaithism?

From Multiculturalism to Multifaithism? A Panel Debate Tope Omoniyi, Joshua A. Fishman Volume 10, Issue 2, pages 315-318 Opening paragraph Omoniyi has defined ‘multifaithism’ as ‘providing access to the data of intra-network and inter-network variation in religious practice and in behaviour directed towards religion’ (2006:124). It is the institutional recognition of multiple faiths by the … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: Multi-Ethnic Parties in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Naša Stranka and the Paradoxes of Postethnic Politics

Multi-Ethnic Parties in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Naša Stranka and the Paradoxes of Postethnic Politics By Heleen Touquet Volume 11, Issue 3, pages 451-467 Abstract To what extent is political mobilisation across ethnic boundaries possible in states with highly ethnicised state structures? This article explores the opportunities and obstacles that activists in Bosnia-Herzegovina meet when they seek to … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: The Emergence of a New Form of Mexican Nationalism in San Antonio, Texas

The Emergence of a New Form of Mexican Nationalism in San Antonio, Texas By Luis Xavier Rangel-Ortiz Volume 11, Issue 3, pages 384-403 Abstract This article explores the role played by a growing community of Mexican national entrepreneurs who are crafting a new form of Mexican nationalism in San Antonio, Texas. This population of Mexican … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: Emerging Ethnic Identities and Inter-Ethnic Conflict: The Guji–Burji Conflict in South Ethiopia

Emerging Ethnic Identities and Inter-Ethnic Conflict: The Guji–Burji Conflict in South Ethiopia By Asebe Regassa Debelo Volume 12, Issue 3, pages 517-533 Abstract The politics of ethnicity was formally institutionalised in Ethiopia in 1991 with the introduction of ethnic federalism. This study deals with emerging ethnic identities and the dynamics of the inter-ethnic relationship between … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: Gender and Nationalism in Latin America: Thoughts on Recent Trends

Gender and Nationalism in Latin America: Thoughts on Recent Trends By Sarah A. Radcliffe and Megan Rivers-Moore Volume 9, Issue 1, pages 139-145 Abstract Relations between gender and nationalism are forged in the intersection between race, inter-national relations, sexuality, and class in Latin America; the region’s gendered nationalisms reflecting specific histories and configurations of race, … [Read more…]

(Trans)national Queers Online: An Analysis of LGBTQ Websites in Poland and Turkey

(Trans)national Queers Online: An Analysis of LGBTQ Websites in Poland and Turkey Lukasz Szulc (Department of Communication Studies, University of Antwerp, 2015) Supervisors: Alexander Dhoest, Bart Eeckhout   Lukasz Szulc is a postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and a Marie Curie fellow at the London School of Economics and Political … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: Landscapes of ‘Othering’ in Postwar and Contemporary Germany: The Limits of the ‘Culture of Contrition’ and the Poverty of the Mainstream

Landscapes of ‘Othering’ in Postwar and Contemporary Germany: The Limits of the ‘Culture of Contrition’ and the Poverty of the Mainstream By Aristotle Kallis Volume 12, Issue 2, pages 387-407 Abstract In the 1930s the National Socialist regime embarked on a chillingly ambitious and fanatical project to ‘remake’ German society and ‘race’ by deploying a … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: The Syrian Uprising: Imagining and Performing the Nation

The Syrian Uprising: Imagining and Performing the Nation By Salwa Ismail Volume 11, Issue 3, pages 538-549 Introduction The uprisings that are sweeping through the Arab world have brought to the fore challenges that emerge in processes of political-community-making. Integral to these challenges are questions of political peoplehood, which interrogate the narratives and histories of … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: Understanding the (Re)Definition of Nationhood in French Cities: A Case of Multiple States and Multiple Republics

Understanding the (Re)Definition of Nationhood in French Cities: A Case of Multiple States and Multiple Republics By Joseph Downing Volume 15, Issue 2, pages 336-351   Abstract Both theoretical and empirical accounts of the nation have neglected the city as an arena for the (re)definition of national belonging. This article analyses contemporary France to advance theoretical … [Read more…]