The trouble with sectarianism

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This chapter attempts to situate the moral panic around sectarianism in Scotland in wider relations of social power. Sectarianism valorizes symbolic distinction and separation as prohibitions against social and ideological promiscuity and contamination between established and outsider groups (Weber, 1946). Sectarianism in this sense has been eroded by widening circles of identification in Scotland. Sectarianism today takes the form of a civilising offensive mobilised by the legitimate sources of symbolic nomination to regulate and discipline outsiders defined by a chronic maladaptation to the civilising canopy of the national habitus in Scotland.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNo problem here
Subtitle of host publicationunderstanding racism in Scotland
EditorsNeil Davidson, Minna Liinpaa, Maureen McBride, Satnam Virdee
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherLuath Press
Chapter5
Pages90-112
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781912387175
ISBN (Print)9781912147304
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2018

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Law, A. (2018). The trouble with sectarianism. In N. Davidson, M. Liinpaa, M. McBride, & S. Virdee (Eds.), No problem here: understanding racism in Scotland (pp. 90-112). Edinburgh: Luath Press.
Law, Alexander. / The trouble with sectarianism. No problem here: understanding racism in Scotland. editor / Neil Davidson ; Minna Liinpaa ; Maureen McBride ; Satnam Virdee. Edinburgh : Luath Press, 2018. pp. 90-112
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Law, A 2018, The trouble with sectarianism. in N Davidson, M Liinpaa, M McBride & S Virdee (eds), No problem here: understanding racism in Scotland. Luath Press, Edinburgh, pp. 90-112.

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No problem here: understanding racism in Scotland. ed. / Neil Davidson; Minna Liinpaa; Maureen McBride; Satnam Virdee. Edinburgh : Luath Press, 2018. p. 90-112.

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Law A. The trouble with sectarianism. In Davidson N, Liinpaa M, McBride M, Virdee S, editors, No problem here: understanding racism in Scotland. Edinburgh: Luath Press. 2018. p. 90-112