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About vessisr

A creative researcher and writer relentlessly powered by : coffee, news, cinema, walks with the pets and a fair amount of elbow grease. I like stories that get to the heart of the matter, to raw insight.

We’re moving… actually, we’ve kinda moved already. Come find us there!

There are new and exciting things coming up for SEN this new season. One of them is a move to our own unique domain – http://senjournal.co.uk and an upcoming re-design of our layout. Don’t miss out and keep checking in with … Continue reading

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From Dissidence in Israel to Theorising Ethno-Linguistic Holism

Inter-connections between our past academic articles and last week’s news, read it here: Bent Twigs and Olive Branches: Exploring the Narratives of Dissident Israeli Jews Volume 13, Issue 1, pages 20–37, April 2013 This article explores symbolic boundaries and identity-formation of the ‘ethnonational Us’, … Continue reading

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East to East: Czech to Indian Nationalism

Yet again we have selected some articles for you which speak to the news from last week’s news bites.  Developing an Effective Romani Integration Strategy: Experiences of Ethnoculturally Neutral and Specific Policies in the Czech Republic Volume 8, Issue 3, pages 595–618, December 2008 While … Continue reading

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Russian and Albanian Nationalisms at the End of the 19th and Start of the 20th Centuries

In today’s selection of past article we reflect on the difference a century makes to two of the nationalisms which cropped up in last week’s news: those of Russia and Albania.  The Relevance of Kohn’s Dichotomy to the Russian Nineteenth-Century … Continue reading

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From South Sudan to Narratives of the War in Bosnia-Herzegovina

In our new mid-week tradition, we’ve selected some articles from the journal’s past issues which speak to last week’s news highlights. Language and Conflict: The Political History of Arabisation in Sudan and Algeria:  Volume 12, Issue 3, pages 427–449, December 2012 Upon decolonisation, … Continue reading

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From Ethnic Dynamics in China onto Kosovar Gender Equality and Peace Building

Following the news bites on Sunday, here at SEN, we’ve selected some articles from the journal’s past issues which speak to last week’s news highlights.  The Coherent Force of Struggle and Diversity in Chinese Nationalism: Volume 2, Issue 1, pages 2–10, March 2002 … Continue reading

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Books Available for Review for “Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism”

We have some books fresh off the printing presses (at least in academic terms) and ready for review in the SEN offices. Fancy being a reviewer? If you like the look of any of the texts below, get in touch … Continue reading

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Insights into the Referendum: an interview with Professor McCrone part 2 of 2

As part of our current series on Scotland and secessionist movements, Professor David McCrone and I met to discuss Scotland’s future in its capital, Edinburgh. In the first part  of that interview, which the SEN blog published last Friday, we … Continue reading

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Insights into the Referendum: an interview with Professor McCrone part 1 of 2

As part of our current series on Scotland and secessionist movements, Professor David McCrone and I met to discuss Scotland’s future in its capital, Edinburgh. He was one of the founding directors of the Institute of Governance at Edinburgh University … Continue reading

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Scotland and Secessionist Movements: The Political Process

We have some great content lined up in this series including an interview with Professor David McCrone , co-director of the Institute of Governance at Edinburgh University, and a piece from Professor Daniele Conversi , Research Professor at the University of the … Continue reading

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