Requiem for a nation: identity and the nationalist question among young Newfoundlanders

Baker, James Thomas Ernest (2006) Requiem for a nation: identity and the nationalist question among young Newfoundlanders. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The debate surrounding Newfoundland identity and nationalism has been one that few have sought to study, especially with regard to its political implications. While some would argue that there is, indeed, a Newfoundland identity, and to some degree nationalism, very few would be able to explain why the former has not been expressed politically. This is important since in areas like Ireland and Quebec, the unique identity felt there has led to nationalism. -- While the evidence supports the argument that young Newfoundlanders in this sample have a strong sense of identity, the evidence indicates that it has not resulted in nationalism. However, there are two possible outcomes: a strong sense of patriotism or a strong sense of nee-nationalism. The evidence will show that these individuals are likely to subscribe to nee-nationalism as it would allow an expression of identity and an equitable redress to Newfoundland's problems without any 'separation anxiety

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/10122
Item ID: 10122
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 102-106.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Political Science
Date: 2006
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Nationalism--Newfoundland and Labrador; Youth--Newfoundland and Labrador--Public opinion.

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