Heritage and Nationalism: An unbreachable couple?

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In the 1990s much of the academic literature on globalization heralded the decline of the nation-state and the emergence of a new global order, one supposedly defined by transnational connectivities, ‘glocal’ intersections and a seamless capitalist economy (Robertson, 1992; Hardt and Negri, 2001; Urry, 2003). More recently, it has been argued that cities are the new nation-states of the twenty-first century, a declaration derived from their role in shaping global thinking in governance and the welfare of today’s world economy (Sassen, 2002). Elsewhere, much academic attention has been dedicated to ideas of post-national forms of identity, and the possibilities of citizenships oriented less by a prototypical nationalism and more by an ethos of cosmopolitanism (Beck, 2006; Delanty, 2009; Meskell, 2009). Others, however, remain less persuaded by such claims and have argued that assertions concerning the death of the nation-state as a key articulator of identity, politics and economic governance are either fallacious, premature or overblown (Bulmer and Solomos, 2012).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPalgrave Handbook of Contemporary Heritage Research
EditorsEmma Waterton, Steve Watson
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)9781137293565
ISBN (Print)9781349451234
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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