General Bibliography And Core Readings

Core Readings

Gellner, E.1983. Nations and Nationalism. Oxford: Basil Blackwell
Anderson, B.1991. Imagined Communities. Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. 2nd edition. London & New York: Verso Books
The above two books are essential to the course and you are strongly advised to purchase copies.

Eriksen, T.H. 1993. Ethnicity and Nationalism: Anthropological Perspectives. London: Pluto Press
Banks, M.1996. Ethnicity: Anthropological Constructions. London: Routledge
These two above books are extremely helpful guides to the topics of ethnicity and nationalism as a whole, and you may wish to purchase them.

Two very useful journals dedicated in part to the study of ethnicity and nationalism that will provide you with up-to-date articles are:

  • Ethnic and Racial Studies (HT 1501.E8)
  • Nations and Nationalism: Journal of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (JA 1.N2)

Other Basic Texts

Baumann, G. 1999. The Multicultural Riddle: rethinking National, Ethnic, and Religious Identities London: Routledge
Glazer N. and D.P. Moynihan (eds).1975. Ethnicity: Theory and Experience. Cambridge, Mas: Harvard University Press
Hobsbawn, E. and Ranger, T. (eds).1983. The Invention of Tradition. Cambridge: CUP
Hobsbawn, E.1990. Nations and Nationalism Since 1780. Programme, Myth, Reality. Cambridge: CUP
Hutchinson, J. and Smith, A. 1994. Nationalism (Oxford Readers). Oxford: OUP
Jenkins, R. 1997. Rethinking Ethnicity: Arguments and Explorations. London: Sage
Smith, A. 1986. The Ethnic Origin of Nations. Oxford: Blackwell
Wicker, H-R. (ed.) 1997. Rethinking Ethnicity & Nationalism: the Struggle for Meaning and Order in Europe. Oxford: Berg
Watson, C. W. 2000. Multiculturalism. Open University

All the above texts should all be in the Templeman Library, and the ‘core readings’ should also be available at Blackwells campus bookshop.

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