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Title Constructing nationalities in East Central Europe / edited by Pieter M. Judson and Marsha L. Rozenblit
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 293 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Austrian history, culture, and society ; v. 6
Austrian history, culture, and society ; v. 6
Contents From tolerated aliens to citizen-soldiers: Jewish military service in the era of Joseph II / Michael K. Silber -- The revolution in symbols: Hungary in 1848-1849 / Robert Nemes -- Nothing wrong with my bodily fluids: gymnastics, biology, and nationalism in the Germanies before 1871 / Daniel A. McMillan -- Between empire and nation: the Bohemian nobility, 1880-1918 / Eagle Glassheim -- The Bohemian oberammergau: nationalist tourism in the Austrian empire / Pieter M. Judson -- The sacred and the profane: religion and nationalism in the Bohemian lands, 1880-1920 / Cynthia Paces and Nancy M. Wingfield -- All for one! One for all! the federation of Slavic sokols and the failure of neo-Slavism / Claire E. Nolte -- Staging Hapsburg patriotism: dynastic loyalty and the 1898 imperial jubilee / Daniel Unowsky -- Arbiters of allegiance: Austro-Hungarian censors during World War I / Alon Rachamimov -- Sustaining Austrian 'national' identity in crisis: the dilemma of the Jews in Hapsburg Austria, 1914-1919 / Marsha L. Rozenblit -- 'Christian Europe' and national identity in interwar Hungary / Paul Hanebrink -- Just what is Hungarian? concepts of national identity in the Hungarian film industry, 1931-1944 / David Frey -- The Hungarian Institute for Research into the Jewish Question and its participation in the expropriation and expulsion of Hungarian Jewry / Patricia von Papen-Bodek -- Indigenous collaboration in the government general: the case of the Sonderdienst / Peter Black -- Getting the small decree: Czech national honor in the aftermath of the Nazi occupation / Benjamin Frommer
Summary "The hundred years between the revolutions of 1848 and the population transfers of the mid-twentieth century saw the nationalization of culturally complex societies in East Central Europe. This fact has variously been explained in terms of modernization, state building, and nation-building theories, each of which treats the process of nationalization as something inexorable, a necessary component of modernity. Although more recently social scientists gesture to the contingencies that may shape these larger developments, this structural approach makes scholars far less attentive to the "hard work" (ideological, political, social) undertaken by individuals and groups at every level of society who tried themselves to build "national" societies." "The essays in this volume make us aware of how complex, multi-dimensional and often contradictory this nationalization process in East Central Europe actually was. The authors document attempts and failures by nationalist politicians, organizations, activists, and regimes from 1848 through 1948 to give East-Central Europeans a strong sense of national self-identification. They remind us that only the use of dictatorial powers in the 20th century could actually transform the fantasy of nationalization into a reality, albeit a brutal one."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Nationalism -- Europe, Central -- History.
Europe, Central -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Europe, Central -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Judson, Pieter M.
Rozenblit, Marsha L., 1950-
ISBN 1782388575 (electronic bk.)
9781782388579 (electronic bk.)