To arms, citizens!
Primary school children in France will now have to learn and sing La Marseillaise. But for many people, it is racist and xenophobic.
Italy failed to make it to this year's tournament – but we should applaud their notion of 'fiero'.
New Orleans Saints fans cheer from the stands during a game against the Denver Broncos in 2016.
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A recent study might explain why there's been such divergent, emotional responses to the NFL protests.
Trump-style views on freedom of expression and patriotism have been found wanting many times before.
Is there really a strong division between folks like Brexit leader Farage and global citizens Bill Gates and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau?
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Data show that many people who consider themselves ‘global citizens’ also harbor strong national sentiments. The two aren’t mutually exclusive.
Women singing at a South African ANC Women’s League meeting.Three senior women in ANC are contesting the presidency of the party.
All three female contenders for the presidency of the ANC and South Africa have strong liberation struggle credentials and have also contributed to democracy. But, are they up to the job?
New research has examined the extent to which charity begins at home for Britons.
An April 2017 commemoration in Edinburgh for the centenary of the Battle of Arras.
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A 1915 morality play by Vernon Lee makes a powerful critique of jingoist group-think.
Little Rock protest, 1959.
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Ignorant and hateful people are not behind the production of racist ideas, as Americans are taught so often during Black History Month.
Shakespeare's plays have kept “this glorious and well-foughten field” alive, championing its power as a myth of national unity and heroism.
Why must Muslim women prove they aren’t terrorists with a scarf?
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For some time, my research has shown that Muslim women who wear the hijab or other types of Muslim attire are the most likely to become victims of street-level Islamophobia. The explanation is simple…
Tony Abbott and his ministers are presenting ‘Team Australia’ as a national response to the global terrorism threat.
Tony Abbott’s “Team Australia” is a confusing concept. The latest image of Australian nationalism is headed by a staunch monarchist who campaigned against a local head of state. The same “captain” recently…
Our environment is an important part of Australia’s national identity.
Australia’s natural resources are reaching a crisis point as they struggle to support and sustain our lifestyles. But while degradation of these systems continues, research suggests the level of concern…
How and why has Australia Day become so important?
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Some 224 years ago on January 26, the First Fleet arrived at Sydney Cove. Just 1500 people disembarked with nearly 800 of them convicts. The date saw the beginning of the British penal colony, then known…