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Postcolonial Minorities in Britain and FranceIn the Hyphen of the Nation-State$
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Shailja Sharma

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781784993993

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784993993.001.0001

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The nation-state’s wobbly hyphen: the backlash against multiculturalism

The nation-state’s wobbly hyphen: the backlash against multiculturalism

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(p.104) 4 The nation-state’s wobbly hyphen: the backlash against multiculturalism
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Postcolonial Minorities in Britain and France
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Shailja Sharma

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784993993.003.0005

This chapter look at the hyphen between nation and state in the term in nation-state. It theorises that the nation is ideologically and culturally constructed as opposed to the state. Minorities have to be integrated in both formations. However while they are legally part of the state and are citizens, they are excluded from the nation at many levels. Thus they live a hyphenated existence, between two formations.

Keywords:   Nation-state, group identity, nationalism history, kultuurnation, jus soli, jus sanguinis, church and nation, group rights, Cantle report, multicultural citizenship

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