By Žiga Vodovnik
Dissecting anarchist heritage from vintage examples via modern occurrences, or even tying it to daily life, this exploration collects many disparate routine right into a cohesive complete to raised comprehend anarchy in concept and praxis. The booklet posits sleek anarchy as not just the main progressive, yet because the purely antisystem circulation left—a seclusion that's taking place for the 1st time in heritage. Chronicling anarchy with a discerning eye, this learn offers a better realizing of anarchist suggestion, together with the way it applies in present tumultuous occasions, and divulges what percentage pursuits were forgotten—contributing to a false impression of anarchy’s essence. extra perception into American philosophies, resembling New England Transcendentalism, can also be incorporated.
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Anthony D. Smith, National Identity (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1991), p. 14. 12. , p. 73. 13. ), National Identities: The Constitution of the United Kingdom (Oxford: Blackwell, 1991). 14. Anthony Giddens, The Nation-State and Violence (Oxford: Polity, 1985), p. 116. 15. For further discussions, see John MacInnes, ‘Introduction’, Scottish Affairs (Special issue: Stateless Nations in the 21st Century), (2001), pp. 1–2; David McCrone, ‘Neo-Nationalism in Stateless Nations’, Scottish Affairs (Special issue: Stateless Nations in the 21st century) (2001), pp.
This chapter provides the socio-political background to the analysis of the interview results. In Chapter 3, the other main variable of this study, Europe, is introduced. First, the origin of the idea of Europe is examined, followed by an investigation of different images of Europe which have come into existence over the centuries. The more specific issue of the relationship between processes of European integration and Scotland is then considered. Chapter 4 discusses the findings from the interviews which were conducted with members of the Scottish intelligentsia between 1994 and 1995 and identifies three major visions of the Scoto-European relationship currently in circulation in Scotland.
24 This supposed egalitarian nature of Scottish society, according to many contemporary Scots, has made the Scots more compassionate than their southern neighbours. 26 Finally, the Scots are bound together because they have a clear ‘other’, namely, the English. Despite the Union, the English never ceased to be ‘the other’ for Scots and a glance at the Scottish newspapers can tell us that being confused with the English is one of the greatest insults contemporary Scots can encounter. In short, the contemporary Scottish nation is a historical and territorial community without any clear cultural or physical demarcator.