Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2018: National and Community Identity

This module descriptor refers to the 2024/5 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:


Anderson, B. Imagined Communities; Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (London: Verso, 1991, Revised Edition).


Connolly, W. Identity/Difference: Democratic Negotiations of Political Paradox, (London, Cordell University Press, 1991)


Croucher, S. 2018. Globalization and Belonging: The Politics of Identity in a Changing World Rowman and Littlefield.


Durkheim, E. Suicide, A Study in Sociology (London: Routledge, 1987 [1897]).


Eriksson, M. 2008. (Re)Producing a ‘peripheral’ region – Northern Sweden in the news. Geografiska Annaler Series B 90 (4) pp. 369–388.


Gilroy, P., 2013. There Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack: The Cultural Politics of Race and Nation. Routledge Classics



Freud, S. Civilization and Its Discontents (London: Penguin Books, 2004 [1930]).


L, Hinchman., S, Hinchman (eds) Memory, Identity, Community; The Idea of Narrative in the Human


Sciences (New York: State University of New York Press, 2001).


Hutchinson, J. Nations as Zones of Conflict (London: Sage Publications, 2005).


Lawson, T., 2014. Memorializing Colonial Genocide in Britain: The Case of Tasmania. Journal of Genocide Research 16 (4). 441-461


Modood, T., 2013. Multiculturalism.


Norton, A. Reflections on Political Identity (London: John Hopkins, 1988).


Nietzsche, F. On the Genealogy of Morality, K, Ansell-Pearson (ed) (Cambridge: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought, (1994) [1887]).


Said, E. Orientalism (London: Penguin Books, 2003).



Smith, A. Nationalism and Modernism (Oxon: Routledge, 1998).


Tonnies, F. Community and association : Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft (Imprint London : Routledge & K.Paul, 1955).


Payton, P (ed) Cornish Studies Series 1-18, University of Exeter Press.


Viet Thanh Nguyen. 2016. Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. Harvard University Press


Willett, J. 2016. The Production of Place: Perception, Reality, and the Politics of Becoming Political Studies 64 (2) 436-451.


 Zack, N. 2018. Reviving the Social Compact: Inclusive Citizenship in an Age of Extreme Politics. Rowman and Littlefield