Nationalist struggles in Europe

Lekakis, Eleftheria Nationalist struggles in Europe. In: Boström, Magnus, Micheletti, Michele and Oosterveer, Peter (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism. Oxford University Press. (Accepted)

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Abstract

This chapter explores the intersection between political consumerism and nationalism through three cases of nationalist struggles in Europe. It outlines how political consumerism can and has been used for democratically dubious purposes and argues that political consumerism can also lend itself to politics that are not always progressive. First, the chapter theorises political consumerism and nationalism through questioning the ideological basis of nationalism, as well as the relationship between banal nationalism and everyday nationhood. It then explores the methodological approaches and challenges to studying this intersection before it commences on a close examination of three cases; the first is a boycott halal campaign in England, the Catalan boycott in Spain and the German boycott in Greece. Located at different societal levels of struggle (local, regional and national) these cases illustrate contradictions and tensions in the intersection between political consumerism and nationalism, illustrating the ideological ambiguity inherent in nationalism.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0831 Social change
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General) > JA0071 Theory. Relation to other subjects
J Political Science > JA Political science (General) > JA0086 Study and teaching. Research
Depositing User: Eleftheria Lekakis
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2017 08:36
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:36
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/70586
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