This article analyzes some conservative or traditionalist interpretations of the idea of Hispanidad. Relying on the cases of such Spanish traditionalist philosophers and writers as Juan Pablo Forner, Jaime Balmes, Juan Vazquez de Mella, Ramiro de Maeztu and Miguel Ayuso Torres, it shows how the balance between national and imperial components was shifting within the framework of Hispanidad. In closing, it proposes some heuristic analogies for the Russian case.
The article focuses on the main tendencies and lessons of the national military building in the Soviet Union during the 1920s and 1930s in the context of the soviet national and especially cultural national politics. Great attention is paid to the experience of using of the national military units during the Great Patriotic War, and to the (mis)representation of this experience in the official soviet ideology and propaganda. The last part of the article deals with the comparison of the national military building in the Soviet Union in the 1920s and 1930s and in the socialist Yugoslavia in the 1960s-1980s in the light of its collapse in the early 1990s.
The main topic of this conversation – the sociological study of nation and nationalisms, proceeding from its classical authors. The first part of the interview discusses the links between nationalism and modernity as a specific social and historical formation. Then it centers on the universal mechanism of social imagination allowing individuals to relate themselves to other members of their own community. Hereinafter it discusses nationalism’s functions - political, cognitive, etc. The second framework topic is ‘Nationalism from sociological point of view’. The final part of conversation is devoted to “Imagined Communities”, the famous book written by Benedict Anderson.