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Title Nationalism and ethnosymbolism : history, culture and ethnicity in the formation of nations / edited by Athena S. Leoussi and Steven Grosby
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 343 pages) : illustrations
Contents Mapping the field: theories of Nationalism and the ethnosymbolic approach / Dr Daniele Conversi, University of Lincoln -- The ethnic enigma: Nationalism, racism and globalisation / Professor John Stone and Polly Rizova, Boston University, USA -- Warfare, remembrance and national identity / Dr John Hutchinson, London School of Economics -- Music and nationalism: five historical moments / Professor Jim Samson, Royal Holloway College -- The sound of England / Professor David Martin, Emeritus, London School of Economics -- Myth, history and nationalism: poetry of the British Isles / Professor David Aberbach, McGill University, Canada -- The successor territory / Professor Steven Grosby, Clemson University, USA -- Ethnosymbolism in the ancient Mediterranean world / Dr Sebastian Garman, Brunel University -- The Jews and the formation of modern national identity in Poland / Dr Joanna Michlic, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, USA -- Lev Gumilev and Russian national identity during and after the Soviet Era / Professor Mark Bassin, University of Birmingham -- National symbols: Ethnicity and historical continuity in post-communist New Europe / Dr Athena S. Leoussi, University of Reading -- Dilemmas of Middle East politics / Professor John A. Armstrong, Emeritus, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA -- The Muslim Umma and the formation of Middle Eastern nationalisms / Professor Haim Gerber, The Hebrew University, Israel -- Historical ethno-symbols in the emergence of the State of Israel / Professor Allon Gal, Emeritus, Ben-Gurion University, Israel -- Ethnosymbolism in China and Taiwan / Dr Peter Ferdinand, University of Warwick -- The Making of a language of patriotism in modern Bengali / Dr Sudipta Kaviraj, SOAS, University of London -- Holy Nigerian Nationalisms / Dr Obi Igwara -- Ethnic demobilisation: the case of the Afrikaners / Professor Jack Spence, King's College London and Professor David Welsh, Emeritus, University of Cape Town, South Africa -- Women, war and the confederate ethnoscape / Dr Bruce Cauthen, formerly of Emory University, USA -- Ethnic origins and indigenous peoples: an approach from Latin America / Dr Natividad Gutierrez Chong, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Summary Ethnosymbolism offers a distinct and innovative approach to the study of nations and nationalism. It focuses on the role of ethnic myths, historical memories, symbols and traditions in the creation and maintenance of the collective identity of modern nations. This book explores the different aspects of the ethnosymbolic approach to the study of ethnicity, nationality and nationalism. Nationalism and Ethnosymbolism first introduces the main theoretical considerations that have arisen in nationalism studies in the past two decades. It then presents a collection of case studies covering music and
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ethnology.
Symbolism in politics.
Form Electronic book
Author Grosby, Steven Elliott, 1951-
Leoussi, Athena S., 1959-
ISBN 0748629351 (electronic bk.)
9780748629350 (electronic bk.)