National Identity

Anthony D. Smith, on national identity:

[A nation is] a named and self-defined human community whose members cultivate shared myths, memories, symbols, value and traditions, reside in and identify with a historic homeland, create and disseminate a distinctive public culture, and observe shared customs and common laws.

Anthony D. Smith, National Identity (London: Penguin, 1991), pp.20 – 21

 

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