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dc.contributor.authorKerr, William
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-10T11:41:54Z
dc.date.available2020-11-10T11:41:54Z
dc.date.issued2019-09-12
dc.identifier.citationKerr, W., (2019). 'Nations as zones of conflict, nations as zones of selection: A Darwinian social evolutionary engagement with John Hutchinson's ‘Culture Wars’'. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 19(2), pp. 170-186.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/sena.12302
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625370
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the use of Darwinian social evolutionary theory towards understanding the formation of nations through a specific engagement with John Hutchinson's Nations as Zones of Conflict, particularly the idea of ‘culture wars’. After outlining Hutchinson's framework and the principles of Darwinian social evolutionary theory – namely, the key concepts of inheritance, variation, and selection within an environmental context – I make a case for Darwinian concepts being able to support and expand on Hutchinson's ethno‐symbolic approach. I argue that Darwinian social evolutionary theory offers a powerful explanation for why particular myths, symbols, traditions, and memories endure and are revived and revitalized in nationalist contexts. The development of nationalism in Meiji Japan is used as an example to explore these ideas.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/sena.12302en_US
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dc.subjectconflicten_US
dc.subjectDarwinian theoryen_US
dc.subjectJohn Hutchinsonen_US
dc.subjectCulture warsen_US
dc.titleNations as zones of conflict, nations as zones of selection: A Darwinian social evolutionary engagement with John Hutchinson's ‘Culture Wars’en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1754-9469
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Edinburghen_US
dc.identifier.journalStudies in Ethnicity and Nationalismen_US
dc.identifier.pii10.1111/sena.12302
dc.source.journaltitleStudies in Ethnicity and Nationalism
dc.source.volume19
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage170
dc.source.endpage186
dcterms.dateAccepted2019
refterms.dateFOA2020-11-10T14:43:23Z
dc.author.detail787156en_US


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