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Nation-Building and Identity in Europe

The Dialogics of Reciprocity


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Europe, Nationhood and the Dialogics of Reciprocity

  3. Crime and Disorder

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Rodanthi Tzanelli
      Pages 23-45
    3. Rodanthi Tzanelli
      Pages 46-67
  4. Disciplining Identity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Rodanthi Tzanelli
      Pages 71-99
    3. Rodanthi Tzanelli
      Pages 100-125
  5. Ideas of Greatness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Rodanthi Tzanelli
      Pages 129-150
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Rodanthi Tzanelli
      Pages 177-188
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 189-238

About this book


This book offers a provocative theorization of nationhood, focusing on the key role played by dialogic relations of hegemony, resistance and reciprocity in the birth of the modern European nation. The relationship between Greece and Britain at the end of the nineteenth century uncovers the linguistic construction of nationalism.


Britain Europe Greece history identity nation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of LeedsUK

About the authors

RODANTHI TZANELLI is Lecturer in Sociology and Deputy Director of CERS, University of Leeds, UK. She is author of The Cinematic Tourist: Explorations in Globalization, Culture and Resistance.

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'...a refreshing critical book that complements a relatively long list of Anglophone (as well as Greek) literature on modern Greece and its nation formation endeavours. The book is innovative in its perspective, truly interdisciplinary and although much of the historical details and sources cited may attract the interest mainly of experts, its plain style makes it attractive to the general reader too.' - Nations and Nationalism