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Definition of nationhood

What does nationhood mean?


  1. the state of being a nation
    • more generic word: state = the way something is with respect to its main attributes

Alternative definition


  1. the quality of being a nation
  2. the fact of achieving national independence or autonomy

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for nationhood

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Google previewNation, State, and Territory (2007)

Volume 1: Origins, Evolutions, and Relationships by George W. White

Therefore, because nationhood is a personal choice it is not fair to label everyone within Romania as Romanians because they are from Romania with Romanian citizenship or label a specific subset exclusively Hungarian because they are ;...

Google previewThe Nation as a Local Metaphor (1997)

Württemberg, Imperial Germany, and National Memory, 1871-1918 by Alon Confino

Nationhood is a metaphor for social relations among millions of people:' we need a method that can tell us about the way people devise a common denominator between their intimate, immediate, and real local place and the distant, abstract, ;...

Google previewThem and Us (2000)

Questions of Citizenship in a Globalizing World by Rob Kroes

World citizenship may be a dream inspired by the universalism of human rights and human equality, but the particularism of group identities struggling for independent nationhood is an everyday reality of undeniably greater strength. The one ...

Google previewThis is Not a Peace Pipe (2006)

Towards a Critical Indigenous Philosophy by Dale Antony Turner

Indigenous nationhood is a complex concept whose meaning can only be understood by including indigenous voices in a dialogue with the dominant culture. Flanagan leaves no room for indigenous voices; they are not required because from ...

Google previewSiting Culture (1996)

The Shifting Anthropological Object by Kirsten Hastrup, Karen Fog Olwig

Nationhood is a social fact in so far as the inhabitants of an area believe in the existence of that imagined community which is proposed by the nationalists. Accordingly, they hold that they have something profound in common—which could be ...

Google previewPolitical Sociology for a Globalizing World (2010)

by Michael Drake

Thus, nationhood is a condition of entry to supra-national organizations (e.g. the EU, NATO) and represents a break with the modern past in which identity was defined by political ideology (e.g. communism, fascism), so that the performance of ...

Google previewGuys Like Us (2004)

Citing Masculinity in Cold War Poetics by Michael Davidson

O'Hara suggests that, like sexuality itself, nationhood is an unstable category. It posits a uniformity of values that cannot be extended to the multiple others who live within the borders of Times Square, not to mention the United States.

Google previewOur Own Worst Enemy as Protector of Ourselves (2010)

Stereotypes, Schemas, and Typifications as Integral Elements in the Persuasive Process by Byron B. Renz

In fact, one of the reasons that some endogenous population groups within larger nation-states seek autonomy or separate nationhood is that they are seeking freedom to build their societal superstructure on their own value and belief systems ;...

Google previewLiterature and the Political Imagination (2002)

by Andrea T. Baumeister, John Horton

British nationhood is a complex and multi-layered form of identity that has managed to accommodate many ethnic groups in the past and can in all probability continue to do so. What we do need to bear in mind, however, is that where such ...

Google previewIndian Country (2005)

Essays on Contemporary Native Culture by Gail Guthrie Valaskakis

This sense of nationhood is an assertion of Native selfdetermination voiced in images of collective ;...

Google previewState Power (2007)

by Bob Jessop

Nationhood is a crucial element in the institutional matrix of the capitalist state. Historically the latter tends to encompass a single, constant nation; and modern nations have a corresponding tendency to establish their own states (1978b: 95).

Google previewMinority Integration in Central Eastern Europe (2009)

Between Ethnic Diversity and Equality by Timofey Agarin, Malte Brosig

Indeed, nationhood is an ongoing mobilization and ;...

Google previewGold by the Inch (1999)

by Lawrence Chua

In the country, the one remnant of the matriarchal civilizations that predated nationhood is that the daughter is still responsible for the family. In some northern villages, up to 70 percent of girls over the age of eleven work in the sex industry to ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Race and Ethnic Studies (2013)

by Ellis Cashmore

When such communities have been denied their collective right to self- determination as internal nations withintheir own territorial bounds, they can put forward nationhood claims. Territoriality has aunique dimensionin connection with the ...

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Scrabble value of N1A1T1I1O1N1H4O1O1D2

The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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