Jonathan Hearn


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Jonathan Hearn is Professor of Political and Historical Sociology and Head of Sociology in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. He has also been Programme Director for the MSc in Nationalism Studies. Trained as an anthropologist, he has a broad interdisciplinary interest in studying power, nationalism, and liberal forms of society, often with empirical focus on Scotland. He has written widely on nationalism, including the books Claiming Scotland: National Identity and Liberal Culture (Edinburgh University Press, 2000), Rethinking Nationalism: A Critical Introduction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), Theorizing Power, (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and Salvage Ethnography in the Financial Sector: the path to economic crisis in Scotland (Manchester University Press, 2017). See his professional page