Palestinian Identity in Jordan and Israel -The Necessary "Others" in the Making of a Nation
Author: Riad M. Nasser
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0203334299
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-33429-4
No of pages : 277
eBook Price : $44.95
Originally Published : Apr 15, 2013
The book examines the process of national identity formation. It argues that identity, whether of a small community, a nation, an ethnic group, or a religious community, requires an Other against whom it becomes meaningful. In other words, identity develops via difference from Others against whom our sense of self becomes meaningful. This thesis emerges out of the synthesis the study develops from the from the various modern and poststructuralist theories of identity and nationalism.