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“We Are a Traveling People”

Tourism, Travel Journalism, and the Construction of a Modern National Identity in Sweden

Emilia Ljungberg

only encounter the other through the self. In other words, it is inevitable that they compare and make sense of the foreign through their own cultural background. It is possible to refer to Michael Billig’s concept of banal nationalism, since travel

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Touring the Regions

(Dis) Uniting the Kingdom on Holiday

Hazel Andrews

cafés in such a way that they could easily be found on a high street in the UK. All of these form part of what Michael Billig (1995) referred to as banal nationalism, those everyday, seemingly ordinary things that are engaged with in a nonreflexive way

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Five Thousand, 5,000, and Five Thousands

Disentangling Ruble Quantities and Qualities

Sandy Ross

. . Penrose , Jan . 2011 . “ Designing the Nation: Banknotes, Banal Nationalism and Alternative Conceptions of the State .” Political Geography 30 ( 8 ): 429 – 440 . 10.1016/j.polgeo.2011.09.007 Preda , Alex . 2007

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Everyday Diplomacy

Introduction to Special Issue

Magnus Marsden, Diana Ibañez-Tirado, and David Henig

. Kabul Carnival: Gender Politics in Postwar Afghanistan . Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press . 10.9783/9780812291148 Billig , M. 1995 . Banal Nationalism . London : Sage . Bornstein , E. 2012 . Disquieting Gifts: Humanitarianism

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Marco Solimene, Mariann Vaczi, Paul Manning, Bozena Sojka, Stephen Quilley, Anna Zhelnina, and Aimar Ventsel

performance. Chapter 7 discusses sport and nationalism through the popular perspectives of ‘imagined communities’, ‘invented traditions’ and ‘banal nationalism’. Chapter 8 situates sport in an international and globalised context, with special attention to the