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.
FrontmatterSeiten 1 - 4
ContentSeiten 5 - 8
PrefaceSeiten 9 - 34
Section 1. Five Work Tasks and Three Modes of Operating Nationhood
Chapter 1. Building Nations as a Profession: The Work Task Dynamic Operating upon NationhoodSeiten 37 - 80
Chapter 2. Elaborating National Constructs as Strategies: The Work Task Dynamic Operating with NationhoodSeiten 81 - 124
Chapter 3. The Power of States and Routines: The Work Task Dynamic Operated by NationhoodSeiten 125 - 166
Section 2. The Unquestionability of a World Divided into Nations
Chapter 4. Doing Nationhood and Making Nations: The Everyday Significance of Living in a World of NationsSeiten 169 - 198
Chapter 5. Lived Nationhood in Montreal and Brussels: A Model Particular to Bi-Ethnonational MilieusSeiten 199 - 214
ConclusionSeiten 215 - 220
BibliographySeiten 221 - 234
19 December 2018, 234 pages
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