Weekend Readings 9/29/2017

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H-Nationalism’s Weekend Reading series highlights recent and thought-provoking reviews, blog posts, brief articles, and op-eds.  Have something to say about something you read?  Feel free to respond here or contact David Prior (prior@mail.h-net.msu.edu) and Justin Collier (collierjustin@gmail.com) about writing a blogpost. Follow us on Twitter @HNationalism.


Dear All,

Euronews has a piece examining Catalonian nationalism and the reasons some in the region want independence from Spain. The New York Times has an op-ed on Sunday’s referendum on independence in Catalonia. Financial Times has an article on the football club FC Barcelona and its connection to Catalan nationalism.

Newsweek has a piece on recent revelations made by the FBI that white nationalist violence in the US is as big a threat as ISIS. Richmond Times-Dispatch has an op-ed on Trumpian nationalism. Huffington Post has an op-ed discussing the recent controversy surrounding the ‘kneeling’ protests by NFL players and nationalism in the US. Lexington Herald-Leader has another op-ed on the same subject.

The Washington Examiner has an op-ed arguing in favor of the merits of nationalism.

Financial Times has a story on the gains made in recent German elections by ‘Alternative for Germany’ the country’s powerful right-wing nationalist party. The Independent has a story and Fox News also has a story on the German elections. The Hill has an op-ed arguing that the taken away from the German Election is not nationalism but a new political coalition. The Conversation examines the difficulties of governing in Germany during this time of nationalism.

Forbes has a story on how job loss due to disruptive technology is leading to the rise of nationalism and populism globally.

The National has a story has a story on recent comments made by the vice-president of India’s opposition party, Rahul Gandhi criticizing PM Narendra Modi’s nationalism.

ABC News has a story on comments made by French President Emmanuel Macron on the dangers nationalism poses to Europe.

The Nation has a blog post discussing the rise of nationalism in Pakistan.

Forbes has a story on recent comments made by Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, acknowledging that the rise in populism and nationalism in industrialized countries can be traced back to globalism.

ABC News has a story on Buddhist nationalism and the Rohingya in Myanmar.

WorldCrunch has a piece on the rise of religious nationalism in Southeast Asia.

Walesonline has an op-ed on the ‘Yes Cymru’ campaign and Welsh nationalism.

Eurasiannet has a podcast on nationalism in Central Asia.



For the LSE Review of Books, Isolina Ballesteros reviews Ipek A. Celik’s book In Permanent Crisis: Ethnicity in Contemporary European Media and Cinema (2015, University of Michigan Press),which examines the representation of ethnic minorities in mass media in contemporary Europe.  


Kit Man and Justin Collier