Additional Resources

Week 5: A place to belong

Additional Resources and Alternative Perspectives

Interested to learn more about this week’s topic? We have selected some materials for you. These resources consist of introductory information, in-depth texts, case studies and challenging, counter perspectives.


Introductions and Definitions

What does belonging mean to you (Part 1) & (Part 2) Coram (2017)

Sense of Belonging: Literature review Carla Valle Painter (2013) 


Additional Contexts

Hyphen-nation New York Times (2017)

Fluid identities, diaspora youth activists and the (Post-)Arab Spring: how narratives of belonging can change over time Lea Müller-Funk (2019)

When populist nationalists tempt geopolitical fate Reva Goujon (2019)


Relevant Research

Imagined Communities: Reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism Benedict Anderson (1983)

Why Do Nations Matter? The struggle for belonging and security in an uncertain world Michael Skey (2012)


Different Perspectives

Douglas Murray – If not a Europe of ideas, then a Europe of tribes The Mill Series (2017)

Why is the anti-global backlash happening now? Thomas Hale & David Held (2017)