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Families: Metaphors of Nation: Overview
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Benedict Anderson observes that nationalism is akin to kinship in that it rests on assumptions of putative “blood” connections between those regarded as fellow nationals/fellow citizens (1991, 5). Nationalist rhetoric is replete wi…

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Robinson, Kathryn, “Families: Metaphors of Nation: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 31 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0078>
First published online: 2009

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