☆ Blood and Belonging: Journeys into the New Nationalism || ↠ PDF Download by ☆ Michael Ignatieff

By Michael Ignatieff | Comments: ( 218 ) | Date: ( Feb 22, 2020 )

Until the end of the Cold War, the politics of national identity was confined to isolated incidents of ethnics strife and civil war in distant countries Now, with the collapse of Communist regimes across Europe and the loosening pf the Cold War d clamp on East West relations, a surge of nationalism has swept the world stage In Blood and Belonging, Ignatieff makes a thoroUntil the end of the Cold War, the politics of national identity was confined to isolated incidents of ethnics strife and civil war in distant countries Now, with the collapse of Communist regimes across Europe and the loosening pf the Cold War d clamp on East West relations, a surge of nationalism has swept the world stage In Blood and Belonging, Ignatieff makes a thorough examination of why blood ties inplaces as diverse as Yugoslavia, Kurdistan, Northern Ireland, Quebec, Germany, and the former Soviet republics may be the definitive factor in international relation today He asks how ethnic pride turned into ethnic cleansing, whether modern citizens can lay the ghosts of a warring past, why and whether a people need a state of their own, and why armed struggle might be justified Blood and Belonging is a profound and searching look at one of the most complex issues of our time.


  • Title: Blood and Belonging: Journeys into the New Nationalism
  • Author: Michael Ignatieff
  • ISBN: 9780374524487
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Michael Ignatieff

Michael Grant Ignatieff is a Canadian author, academic and former politician He was the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition from 2008 until 2011 Known for his work as a historian, Ignatieff has held senior academic posts at the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, Harvard University and the University of Toronto.



Comments Blood and Belonging: Journeys into the New Nationalism

  • Kristofer Ekholm

    Even more topical now in 2018 than at the time of its first publication, Ignatieff's account of nationalism and its complex components come to life through the author's highlighting of local examples. Arguments are eloquently made using the lived experiences of people whose lives have been affected by nationalism, from Croatia, Quebec, Kurdistan etc. Although Blood and Belonging is a work of journalism rather than an academic thesis, the discussion would have been strengthened had the theories a [...]


  • Czarny Pies

    This book strengthened my resolve to continue voting for Stephen Harper. Mr. Ignatieff globe trots from one hot spot to another drawing superficial comparisons between each. This is journalism at its most shallow.


  • Wessel van Rensburg

    Very very good. Ignatief travels to several hotspots to try and understand nationalism. His writing is wonderful, nuanced, balanced.


  • DanRay

    This book was published a long ways back, but I picked up a copy to see how prescient Michael Ignatief was. Many of his points were dated, but his central theme of Ethnic Nationalism being a dominant force compared to cosmopolitan modernity is a good one and has stood up to the passage of time. I think especially so in the current environment in North America of "Identity Politics". His points in Ukraine are especially relevant, given how ethnic nationalism has torn that region apart since this [...]


  • Janet Aird

    I almost don't know what to say about this book. Its scope is universal and entirely personal at the same time. As nations, as individuals, we react the same ways when we are threatened; we are connected in more ways than we can conceive. A very valuable book for understanding that "the other" is no different from ourselves.


  • Matt

    Michael Ignatieff traveled to areas where nationalism rides high. He relates his thoughts about the nationalisms he encountered in his book Blood and Belonging. The book was published in 1995, and so the historical narrative is a little out of date, but it still serves as a collection of short case studies to describe what nationalism is, and how it can thrive.For all quotes I am giving the Kindle location numbers as I do not have the corresponding physical page numbers.NationalismNationalism ca [...]


  • Chris

    This book is not a Grand Theory of Nationalism presented, but instead an account of the rise of various strains of nationalism that caused an outbreak of violence in the early 1990s. Ignatieff, who was an academic at the time, and is now an MP in the Canadian parliament and Deputy Leader of the Labor Party, does a good job of showing the shape of nationalism; describing how arbitrary and senseless it can be at times at the same time as demonstrating its power. Much of the book reads in a way tha [...]


  • Kim

    The book explores the idea of nationalism and nationhood, which should not be assumed synonymous with statehood. I picked it up because a. my interest in Michael Ignatieff, the man who would be Prime Minister if not for his inability to out-maneuvered anyone politically (*sigh*), and b. there was a chapter about Quebec and I hoped it would allow me to better answer people's question of "What's the deal with Quebec, anyway?" here in the US.The introductory chapter was largely expository, but the [...]


  • J. Dunn

    Case studies in the chaotic resurrection of ethnic nationalism in the post-cold-war world. The Balkans, Quebec, reunified Germany, etc. Another interesting and important facet of the general shape of things that I know little of, and could stand to learn about.


  • Richard Ambrosio

    It had been a while since I had read anything from Michael Ignatieff. It's a good reminder of his scholarly life before the sometimes miserable profession of politics. Even if you don't agree with all his ideas, there's no denying the quality of his craft and prose.


  • Amhare Gilo

    in this book Michael ignatief describes the history of former Yogoslavia, the formation of its nation state. he also bring to light how the nation state of Yogoslavia fall apart, with civil wars that led to its partition.


  • Jonny99kaplan

    Best book about politics that I have read in years.


  • Claire Selwood

    This book ignited my academic interest in the question of nationalism, while at university. Since then I've re-read recently and his writing style is still great


  • Dirk

    One of those must-reads before election day 2008


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