A platform to question, analyse and debate nationalism across time and space
Welcome to Identity Hunters
This project is about understanding how identity and difference are politicised by nationalist politics. We hunt the instances when identity is made and politicised, we are identity hunters.
This website is a platform for the public, students, and academics to engage with one another and explore the challenges of understanding and fighting nationalist politics. It is administered by students of A History of Nations, Nationalism and Theories of the State, a 3rd-year class taught by Dr Pablo de Orellana & Dr Nicholas Michelsen at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.
Farage, Trump, Salvini, Le Pen, Franco, Ataturk, Stalin, Bismark –what could they possibly have in common? Nationalism. The Brexit vote, Le Pen’s capture of 33% of the French vote, Modi’s ethno-religious politics, not to mention Putin’s and Duterte’s macho-patriotic heroism tell us of a global shift towards nationalism.
Recent blog posts
- How is Chinese nationalism a threat to Hong Kong?Written by: Paula Rabiega & Adriana Ibale Barajas/Edited by: Manfredi Pozzoli Introduction The intricacy of Hong Kong’s autonomy is a prevalent matter of discussion. China’s behaviour towards Hong Kong has been one of enforcing the […]
- Una Gran Familia Rojiblanca: Football, Athletic Club and Basque NationalismWritten by: Jake Dickson/Edited by: Ewa Bialoglowska Jake is a third year War Studies and History student, from London. His academic interests are American social and cultural history, the development of European nationalisms in the […]
- Whose Voice? Medea, Authority of Speech and Discourses of ExclusionWritten anonymously/Edited by: Manfredi Pozzoli In her essay On Violence (1970) Hannah Arendt argues that violence and power are opposed to each other. Why Hannah Arendt should appear in a discussion about nationalism and Medea […]
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