Historicising nationalism in Africa

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dc.contributor.author Larmer, Miles
dc.contributor.author Lecocq, Baz
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-14T11:28:33Z
dc.date.issued 2018-10
dc.description.abstract This paper proposes rethinking nationalism as a political ideology and force in Africa outside the boundaries of the postcolonial African state. It argues against national histories and for histories of the construction of African nationalisms. In analysing the anti‐colonial basis of nationalism globally, it argues that the basis for African nationalism is similar to and not distinct from dominant nationalist processes elsewhere. The paper analyses the problematic historiography of African nationalism, arguing that the focus on political outcomes – the independent nation‐state – has distorted and distracted from a necessary historical focus on process, best understood as involving competing and contested nationalisms before and after national independence. Having identified a wave of recent literature that analyses such competing nationalisms across the continent, the paper sets out a research agenda for systematic historical analysis of African nationalism. en_ZA
dc.description.department Historical and Heritage Studies en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2020-10-01
dc.description.librarian hj2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14698129 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Larmer, M. & Lecocq, B. 2018, 'Historicising nationalism in Africa', Nations and Nationalism, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 893-917. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1354-5078 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1469-8129 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1111/nana.12448
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/68110
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Wiley en_ZA
dc.rights © The author(s) 2018. Nations and Nationalism © ASEN/John Wiley & Sons Ltd 2018. This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article : 'Historicising nationalism in Africa', Nations and Nationalism, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 893-917, 2018, doi : 10.1111/nana.12448. The definite version is available at : https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14698129. en_ZA
dc.subject Africa en_ZA
dc.subject History en_ZA
dc.subject Nationalism en_ZA
dc.subject Theories of nationalism en_ZA
dc.title Historicising nationalism in Africa en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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