Friday, December 4, 2009

Nationalism and Patriotism

This week we talked about nationalism and patriotism. In a sense these two go hand in hand. Nationalism is associated with ones loyalty and devotion to a nation. The thought of being united, "One nation under god." Where as patriotism is associated with one's love or devotion to a country. In simpler terms, this is how proud a person is to be apart of their country. In this case this would be how proud we are to be Americans. To use the United States as an example, patriotism and nationalism are connected because the idea of nationalism creates patriotism. Without nationalism, I would not be proud to be an American.

1 comment:

  1. In my opinion, nationalism is formed through the ''constructing other'' or creation of a ''they''. This means that our nationalism is contingent on other countries having their own nationalism. This is what causes our feelings and acts or patriotism.