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Title Inventing Luxembourg : representations of the past, space and language from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century / by Pit Péporté [and others]
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010


Description 1 online resource (xii, 383 pages) : illustrations
Series National cultivation of culture ; v. 1
National cultivation of culture.
Contents pt. 1. Narrating the past -- Introduction. Making sense, producing meaning : time, memory and historical narratives -- Ch. 1. The master narrative of Luxembourg's history -- Ch. 2. The dissemination, reception and public use of the national master narrative -- Ch. 3. Different narratives? -- pt. 2. Drawing the boundaries -- Introduction. From border patrol to border patrol stations? -- Ch. 4. The 'centripetal' discursive strategy : nationalising the territory -- Ch. 5. The 'centrifugal' discursive strategy : de/renationalising the territory -- pt. 3. Constructing the language -- Ch. 6. 'Our German' (1820-1918) -- Ch. 7. Making Luxembourgish a language
Summary The grand duchy of Luxembourg is a showcase example for the constructed nature of national identities. This book explores this construction process from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, focusing on representations of the past, space and language
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-375) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Nationalism -- Luxembourg
Luxembourgish language.
Language policy -- Luxembourg
Sociolinguistics -- Luxembourg
HISTORY -- General.
Language and languages
Language policy
Luxembourgish language
Luxembourg -- Historiography
Luxembourg -- Boundaries
Luxembourg -- Languages.
Form Electronic book
Author Péporté, Pit.
LC no. 2009048080
ISBN 9789004188815