Nationhood at Work

An Ethnography of Workplaces in Montreal and Brussels

Dave Poitras

Transcript-Verlag

Nationhood at Work

Pub Date: May 2019

ISBN: 9783837645620

260 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $40.00

Nationhood at Work

An Ethnography of Workplaces in Montreal and Brussels

Dave Poitras

Transcript-Verlag

How are nations (continued to be) made? In this important contribution to nationalism studies, Dave Poitras explores how nationhood and the idea of living in a world of nations are experienced in the cities of Montreal and Brussels. Drawing on ethnographic research, he identifies three typical ways of enacting nationhood, thereby capturing the various dynamics through which nonpolitical actors do nationhood. In particular, Poitras explores the question of marginalization in biethnonational milieus, demonstrating how biethnicity is hegemonic in Brussels and Montreal because it is legitimized by individuals’ everyday activities.

About the Author

Dave Poitras obtained his PhD in sociology within the International Research Training Group Diversity: Mediating Difference in Transcultural Spaces at the University of Trier, Germany. His research interests are nationalism, everyday life, and migration, as well as diversity.