Belonging: Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies by Montserrat Guibernau

By Montserrat Guibernau

it's regularly assumed that we are living in an age of unbridled individualism, yet during this very important new e-book Montserrat Guibernau argues that the necessity to belong to a bunch or neighborhood - from peer teams and native groups to ethnic teams and international locations - is a pervasive and enduring function of contemporary social lifestyles.

The strength of belonging stems from the aptitude to generate an emotional attachment in a position to fostering a shared id, loyalty and team spirit between participants of a given neighborhood. it truly is this robust emotional size that allows belonging to behave as a set off for political mobilization and, in severe instances, to underpin collective violence.

Among the subjects tested during this e-book are id as a political device; feelings and political mobilization; the go back of authoritarianism and the increase of the hot radical correct; symbols and the rituals of belonging; loyalty, the kingdom and nationalism. It comprises case reports from Britain, Spain, Catalonia, Germany, the center East and the us.

This wide-ranging and state of the art e-book could be of significant curiosity to scholars and students in politics, sociology and the social sciences generally.

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