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Containing Nationalism$
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Michael Hechter

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199247516

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019924751X.001.0001

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The Salience of National Identity

The Salience of National Identity

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(p.94) Chapter 6 The Salience of National Identity
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Containing Nationalism
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DOI:10.1093/019924751X.003.0006

One important source of national identity lies in hierarchical and segmental cultural divisions of labour. These provide a social base for nationalism among territorially concentrated groups. Some sources of cultural divisions of labour are enumerated. Whereas it was once thought that such divisions would attenuate in the face of industrialization and efficient labour markets, this often does not happen.

Keywords:   Aruba, caste system, cultural divisions of labour, industrialization, labour market, national identity, Quebec, social identity, United States

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