Placing the Nation

Aberystwyth and the Reproduction of Welsh Nationalism

Edited by Rhys Jones and Carwyn Fowler

Edited by Rhys Jones and Carwyn Fowler

Distributed for University of Wales Press

224 pages | 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 | © 2008
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780708321379 Published July 2008 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Rather than viewing nationalism as something that exists purely on a national scale, Placing the Nation examines how the importance of people embedded within particular places contributes to nationalism’s cultural reproduction. Articulating this theme by examining the contributions of Aberystwyth citizens to the reproduction of Welsh nationalism since the 1960s, this volume demonstrates how national discourses and practices are generated within specific locales and then communicated to the broader membership of the nation. This wide-ranging and rich account reenergizes both our geographical and social constructions of nationalism’s changing conceptions.
Series Editor's Foreword
List of plates
List of tables
1.    Introduction: place, scale and nationalism
2.    Nations, place and scale: a theoretical context
3.    Timing and spacing Welsh nationalism
4.    Aberystwyth and a linguistic nation-making project
5.    Educating a Welsh nation
6.    Aberystwyth, Ceredigion and the electoral politics of Plaid Cymru
7.    Nationalism, community and territory: where is Wales?
8.    Conclusions: relocating nationalism
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