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Author Adamson, Göran, author
Title Masochistic nationalism : multicultural self-hatred and the infatuation with the exotic / Göran Adamson
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  JC311 .A3533 2021    AVAILABLE    30520020900610
Descript xv, 138 pages ; 24 cm
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Series Routledge studies in political sociology
Routledge studies in political sociology
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-134) and index
"This book examines the nature of the conflict between right-wing populism and multiculturalism: the West's defining conflict in the modern age. Drawing on a plethora of evidence from politics and culture in the West, it argues that these two positions, while antagonistic on the surface, are in fact similar: nationalism and multiculturalism are two names for one idea, the difference between them being simply a matter of geography; both outlooks have their roots in romanticism, sentimentalism, arrogance and a racist outlook. Rather than defend either approach, this volume urges us to consider the importance of roots and argues for greater consideration of what classical liberalism, socialism and feminism can do to break this impasse in our political thinking, with a concern for equality and concern for solidarity, regardless of cultural practice. As such it will appeal to social and political theorists with interests in political sociology and culture"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Nationalism -- Western countries
Populism -- Western countries
Multiculturalism -- Western countries
Political culture -- Western countries
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