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That Is Not Who We Are!: Populism and Peoplehood

Rogers M. Smith


Authoritarian nationalist movements labeled “populist” are advancing xenophobic, intolerant “stories of peoplehood” to justify repression and exclusions in many nations today. That Is Not Who We Are! argues that those stories must be met in part by advancing more egalitarian and inclusive national narratives. It provides criteria for developing better stories of peoplehood and explores examples from many nations around the world, including Denmark, India, Israel, and the United States. The book concludes that stories championing democracy; a more perfect union; and the Declaration of Independe ... More

Keywords: Populism, Nationalism, Peoplehood, Stories, Narratives, Immigration, Authoritarian, Civic, Ethnic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780300229394
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300229394.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rogers M. Smith, author
University of Pennsylvania