Nation-work: A praxeology of making and maintaining nations

K. Surak

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Abstract This article bridges the literatures on nationalist projects and everyday nationhood by elucidating a repertoire of actions shared by both. Analysis of such "nation-worka" contributes to the cognitive turn in ethnicity and nationalism research by showing how ethnonational categorization operates. Examining variation in this domain shows that though nationalism may project an image of a homogeneous "wea", internal heterogeneity is crucial for refining the experience and performance of membership in the nation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-204
Number of pages34
JournalArchives Europeennes de Sociologie
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2012


  • EthnizitÃt
  • Japan
  • Kategorisierung
  • Kultur
  • Schlagwörter Nationalismus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science


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