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Myths and Memories of the Nation / Edition 1

Myths and Memories of the Nation / Edition 1

by Anthony D. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198296843

ISBN-13: 9780198296843

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book explores the roots of nationalism by examining the myths, symbols, and memories of the nation through an "ethno-symbolic" approach. It reveals the continuing power of myth and memory to mobilize, define, and shape people and their destinies. It examines the variety and durability of ethnic attachments and national identities, and assesses the

Overview

This book explores the roots of nationalism by examining the myths, symbols, and memories of the nation through an "ethno-symbolic" approach. It reveals the continuing power of myth and memory to mobilize, define, and shape people and their destinies. It examines the variety and durability of ethnic attachments and national identities, and assesses the contemporary revival of ethnic conflicts and nationalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198296843
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction: 'Ethno-symbolism' and the study of nationalism
Part I - Ethno-history and National Identity
l. Nationalism and the Historians
2. National Identity and Myths of Ethnic Descent
3. The Problem of National Identity: Ancient, Medieval and Modern?
4. Chosen Peoples: Why Ethnic Groups Survive
5. Nation and Ethnoscape
Part II - Myths and Memories of Modern Nations
6. Gastronomy or Geology? The Role of Nationalism in the Reconstruction of Nations
7. Ethnic Nationalism and the Plight of Minorities
8. Zionism and Diaspora Nationalism
9. National Identity and the Idea of European Unity
10. The Resurgence of Nationalism? Myth and Memory in the Renewal of Nations

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