State Formation, Habitus, and National Character: Elias, Bourdieu, Polanyi, and Gellner and the Case of Asylum Seekers in Ireland

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Text : Journal article
Creator
  • Loyal, Steven
  • Quilley, Stephen
Collective Title
  • Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung
    Vol. 45, No. 1 (2020)
Publication Date
2020-02
Embargo End Date
2020-08-13
Publication Place
Cologne
Contributor
  • GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften (Editor)
Publisher
  • GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Language
English
Free Keywords
Norbert Elias; Pierre Bourdieu; Ernest Gellner; state formation; habitus; imagined community; asylum seekers
Description
  • Abstract

    Synthesizing material derived from Norbert Elias, Pierre Bourdieu, Karl Polanyi, Max Weber, Benedict Anderson and Ernest Gellner, in Part I the concept of “national character” is delineated as a special case of “habitus” relating to the socio-spatial scale of the nation state. In relation to problems of state-formation, national character is shown to be a figurational and co-developmental function of the system of nation-states in which patterns of mutual identification and “imagined community” involve both the coercive codification and internalization of particular national narratives and origin myths which define “people like us” in terms of a symbolic family; and also, in relation to competing nation-states, the projection and internalization of national group charisma and shame. In Part II, these ideas are applied to the pattern of state formation in Ireland and the recent history of the reception, cultural accommodation, and treatment of asylum seekers.
  • Series Information

    Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung Vol. 45, No. 1 (2020): Special Issue: Emotion, Authority, and National Character: Historical-Processual Perspectives.

    Starting Point and Frequency: Year: 1979, Issues per volume: 4, Volumes per year: 1

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    ISSN: 0172-6404
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