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National identity and otherness in Greek speakers’ talk about immigration: Methodological and transdisciplinary reflections

Maria Xenitidou


The aim of the paper is to present the potential contribution of using Critical Discursive Psychology to study national identity and immigration. It draws upon a study on Greek national identity negotiations in relation to immigration. The study was guided by the perspective of banal nationalism which treats national identity as a form of life in a world divided into nation-states (Billig, 1995). In terms of Greek national identity and immigration, the study drew similarities between the perspective of banal nationalism and the critique of methodological nationalism (Wimmer and Schiller, 2002).


discursive psychology; banal nationalism; methodological nationalism; national identity; immigration

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