Introduction: Nationalism’s Futures

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At a time when nationalist sentiment is on the rise, this special issue takes stock of how sociology can contribute to understanding the past, present and future of nationalism. In contrast to declarations of ‘the end of history’, which was also meant to herald increasing integration due to a lowering of cultural and national barriers, nationalism never went away. The articles in this collection engage with the question of nationalism at a theoretical and empirical level and in different regional contexts, assessing how national boundaries are drawn and policed, how national identities are formed and the myriad political and everyday consequences of nationalism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1055-1071
Number of pages17
Issue number6
Early online date17 Dec 2020
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020


  • everyday nationalism
  • globalisation
  • indigenous nationalism
  • national belonging
  • national identity
  • nationalism
  • populism
  • sociology


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