SMITH’S UNDERSTANDING OF RELATION BETWEEN NATIONAL IDENTITY AND MYTH OF ELECTION Cover Image

ЕНТОНИ СМИТ О ОДНОСУ НАЦИОНАЛНОГ ИДЕНТИТЕТА И МИТА О ИЗАБРАНОСТИ
SMITH’S UNDERSTANDING OF RELATION BETWEEN NATIONAL IDENTITY AND MYTH OF ELECTION

Author(s): Srđan Šljukić
Subject(s): Nationalism Studies, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Матица српска
Keywords: Balkan; conflict; myth of election; nation; national identity;

Summary/Abstract: The British scientist Anthony D. Smith, one of the best-known contemporary researchers of the problems of nation and nationalism, pays special attention to the issue of national identity. In this paper the author tries to present and evaluate Smith’s understanding of the relation between national identity and myth of election (as one of the most important national myths). At the end of the paper, the importance of Smith’s views for explanation and understanding of the contemporary Balkan conflicts is pointed out.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 139
  • Page Range: 283-293
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Serbian