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The importance of national stereotypes lies not in wheter they reflect a reality, past or present, but wheter they are part of our consciousness and, as such, may influence behaviour. This is obviously a significant issue in the study of territorial politics. The dynamics of nationalist and regionalist movements may originate in economic and social chanve but without some perception of an historical, cultural or geografical identity which is distinctive, political action could not take the same form.

exercises about national stereotypes
exercises about national stereotypes

Perceptions of identity can never be value-neutral. They are strongly value-laden.

To read more about The uses and abuses of national stereotypes you can download this article Scottish Affairs, n.20, summer 1997 The Uses and Abuses of National Sterotypes Isabel Lindsay

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Have you ever asked yourself what the world think about you just because you were born in a certain nation? Of course that there are a variety of common national stereotypes about the inhabitants of various nations, held by inhabitants of other nations. Such stereotypes are usually prejudicial and often ill-informed, and often overlap with ethnic or racial stereotypes. However, some stereotypes may be positive. Well, this blog stereotypes the nations, stereotypes the WORLD is the WORD!

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