The XXXth Annual ASEN Conference
Nationalism & Crisis
6th-8th April, 2021 — online
Call for papers closes January 15th 2021
This year’s conference theme seems inevitable, given the global impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, on top of many other episodes of social and political instability over the last few years. Crisis can take many forms (and can be used too loosely) but for those who study nationalism it evokes the question of existential strains on national communities and the world that nationalism made. The ways in which incidents are framed as national crises – by governments, academics, journalists, and other public-facing interpreters of events or spokespersons of various national and international organisations – tell us something about particular conceptions of the nature of nationalism and national identities.
Prominent at the current moment are pressing planetary issues such as Covid-19 and clim
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