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Why is nationwide identification this kind of powerful strength in people's lives? And is the strength confident or adverse? during this considerate and provocative e-book, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse develops a social conception of nationwide identification and makes use of a countrywide survey, concentration teams, and experiments to respond to those very important questions within the American context. Her effects convey that the combo of team dedication and the environment of particular limitations at the nationwide crew impacts how humans behave towards their fellow american citizens. robust identifiers care greatly approximately their nationwide workforce. they need to assist and to be dependable to their fellow american citizens. by way of restricting who counts as an American, although, those powerful identifiers position severe limits on who merits from their pro-group habit. support and loyalty are provided merely to 'true Americans,' no longer americans who don't count number and who're driven to the outer edge of the nationwide group.

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