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Charles Tilly as a Theorist of Nationalism
The American Sociologist (2010)
  • Rogers Brubaker
Abstract
This paper considers Charles Tilly as an important but underappreciated theorist of nationalism. Tilly’s theory of nationalism emerged from the “bellicist” strand of his earlier work on state-formation and later incorporated a concern with performance, stories, and cultural modeling. Yet despite the turn to culture in Tilly’s later work, his theory of nationalism remained state-centered, materialist, and instrumentalist—a source of both its power and its limitations.
Keywords
  • nationalism
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Rogers Brubaker. "Charles Tilly as a Theorist of Nationalism" The American Sociologist Vol. 41 (2010)
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