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
- What Happened To the PKK?Who are the PKK? The Kurdistan Worker’s Party, better known as PKK are a militant political organization based in Turkish and Iraqi ‘Kurdistan’. But they did not start this way. They were founded in 1978 […]
- Queerhood VS Nationhood: the exclusion of LGBTQI+ community from Poland’s national identityWritten by: Szymon Jezewski and Ewa Bialoglowska /Edited by: Saskia Alais Every 11th of November, thousands of Poles march through the streets of Warsaw in celebration of Polish Independence Day. The march has a long-standing […]
- “Don’t Sell the Country”: Cultural Import-Substitution in the Post-Colonial EraWritten by: Thomas Sørensen & Manfredi Pozzoli Identity is an essential part of the interactions between humans in society and between different societies. The breakdown of local communities and the attempts by colonial powers to […]
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