Nationhood at Work

An Ethnography of Workplaces in Montreal and Brussels

How do nations continue to be made on a daily basis? In this important contribution to nationalism studies, Dave Poitras explores how nationhood and the idea of living in a world of nations are experienced in the cities of Montreal and Brussels. Drawing on ethnographic research, he identifies three typical ways of enacting nationhood in workplaces, thereby capturing the various dynamics through which non-political actors "do nationhood". In particular, Dave Poitras examines the distinct mechanisms whereby nations are made and demonstrates how individuals' everyday activities legitimize Montreal's and Brussels's unique social constellation within their respective federal state.

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2018-12-19, 234 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4562-0

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Author(s)
Dave Poitras
Book title
Nationhood at Work An Ethnography of Workplaces in Montreal and Brussels
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
234
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-4562-0
DOI
Commodity Group
1728
BIC-Code
JHB JHBL JFC
BISAC-Code
POL010000 SOC026000 SOC022000
THEMA-Code
JHB JHBL JBCC
Release date
2018-12-19
Edition
1
Topics
Arbeit, Politik
Readership
Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science
Keywords/Tags
Everyday Nationhood, Banal Nationalism, Workplace, Montreal, Brussels, Politics, Work, Political Sociology, Sociology of Work and Industry, Sociology of Culture, Sociology

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