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The Postnational Self

Belonging and Identity

2002

Ulf Hedetoft and Mette Hjort, editors

The Postnational Self

A timely look at how our globalized era has reconfigured experiences of belonging.

The authors examine notions of citizenship and cultural hybridization, migration and other forms of mobility, displacements and ethnic cleansing, and the nature of national belonging in a world turning ever more fluid, aided by transnational flows of capital, information, people, and ideas.

Contributors: Seyla Benhabib, John A. Hall, Ulf Hannerz, Jeffrey Herf, Michael Herzfeld, Richard Jenkins, Mark Juergensmeyer, Riva Kastoryano, Michèle Lamont, Benjamin Lee, Orvar Löfgren, Philip Schlesinger, Yasemin Nuhõglu Soysal, Ray Taras, James Tully.

Public Worlds Series, volume 10

What happens to a sense of belonging when national and regional governments, religious organizations, community groups, political parties, and corporations become unstable and incoherent, as they have in these nationalist and postnationalist times? From a richly interdisciplinary perspective, the authors examine notions of citizenship and cultural hybridization, migration and other forms of mobility, displacements and ethnic cleansing, and the nature of national belonging in a world turning ever more fluid, aided by transnational flows of capital, information, people, and ideas.

Contributors: Seyla Benhabib, Yale; John A. Hall, McGill U; Ulf Hannerz, Stockholm U; Jeffrey Herf, U of Maryland; Michael Herzfeld, Harvard; Richard Jenkins, U of Sheffield, UK; Mark Juergensmeyer, U of California, Santa Barbara; Riva Kastoryano, Center for International Studies and Research (CERI), Paris; Michèle Lamont, Princeton; Benjamin Lee, Rice U; Orvar Löfgren, U of Lund, Sweden; Philip Schlesinger, U of Stirling, Scotland; Yasemin Nuhõglu Soysal, U of Essex, UK; Ray Taras, Tulane U; James Tully, U of Victoria, British Columbia.

The Postnational Self

Ulf Hedetoft is professor of international studies at Aalborg University, Denmark. Mette Hjort is senior lecturer in intercultural studies at Aalborg
University and is currently associate professor at the University of Hong
Kong.

The Postnational Self

Contents

Introduction Ulf Hedetoft and Mette Hjort

Part I Nationalism and Postnationality

1 The Paradox of Nationalism in a Global World Mark Juergensmeyer
2 The Nationalizing International System and the National Collective Self: Paradigms in Conflict Ray Taras
3 Media and Belonging: The Changing Shape of Political Communication in the European Union Philip Schlesinger
4 Transatlantic Images of Belonging John A. Hall
5 Transnational Corporations? Perhaps. Global Identities? Probably Not! Richard Jenkins

Part II Self and Community

6 Citizens, Residents, and Aliens in a Changing World: Political Membership in the Global Era Seyla Benhabib
7 Citizenship and Belonging: Beyond Blood and Soil Riva Kastoryano
8 Citizenship and Identity: Living in Diasporas in Postwar Europe? Yasemin Nuhog˘lu Soysal
9 Reimagining Belonging in Circumstances of Cultural Diversity: A Citizen Approach James Tully
10 Working Men’s Imagined Communities: The Boundaries of Race, Immigration, and Poverty in France and the United States Michèle Lamont
11 Cultural Fundamentalism and the Regimentation of Identity: The Embodiment of Orthodox Values in a Modernist Setting Michael Herzfeld

Part III Images of Home, Belonging, and Exile

12 Where We Are and Who We Want to Be Ulf Hannerz
13 The Subjects of Circulation Benjamin Lee
14 The Nationalization of Anxiety: A History of Border Crossings Orvar Löfgren
15 Traditions of Memory and Belonging: The Holocaust and the Germans since 1945 Jeffrey Herf

Contributors

Index