all towns are one, all men our kin.
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NATIONS & NATIONALISM
The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN)
18th Annual Conference, entitled �Nationalism, East and West: Civic and Ethnic
Conceptions of Nationhood�, Tuesday,
Thursday, April 15-17, 2008,
at the London School of Economics.
In addition, over 100 scholars from leading institutions worldwide presented their latest research papers in discussion panels.
The first day explored the use of the classical dichotomy in theoretical works on nationalism, national identity, and nation formation. By considering historical case studies, the development, interaction, and conflict of ethnic and civic types of nationalism was analysed on the second day. Historical critiques of and alternatives to dichotomies such as civic/ethnic and East/West were also considered. On the third day, the framework of civic and ethnic nationalism was explored by focusing on contemporary nationalism and approaches to citizenship and immigration. [See Conference Programme & Abstracts of Papers in PDF)
The conference was preceded by the 14th Annual Ernest Gellner Lecture presented by Stein Tonnesson on �The Class Route to Nationalism� on the evening of 14 April 2008.