What happens to a sense of belonging when national and regional governments, religious organizations, community groups, political parties, and corporations become unstable and incoherent, as they have in these nationalist and postnationalist times? From a richly interdisciplinary perspective, the authors examine notions of citizenship and cultural hybridization, migration and other forms of mobility, displacements and ethnic cleansing, and the nature of national belonging in a world turning ever more fluid, aided by transnational flows of capital, information, people, and ideas.
Contributors: Seyla Benhabib, John A. Hall, Ulf Hannerz, Jeffrey Herf, Michael Herzfeld, Richard Jenkins, Mark Juergensmeyer, Riva Kastoryano, Michèle Lamont, Benjamin Lee, Orvar Löfgren, Philip Schlesinger, Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal, Ray Taras, James Tully.
Ulf Hedetoft is professor of international studies at Aalborg University, Denmark. Mette Hjort is associate professor of intercultural studies at Aalborg University and is currently visiting profesor at Hong Kong University.