Myths and Memories of the Nation / Edition 1

Myths and Memories of the Nation / Edition 1

by Anthony D. Smith
     
 

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

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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:
12/28/1999
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
Pt. IEthno-history and National Identity
1Nationalism and the Historians
2National Identity and Myths of Ethnic Descent
3The Problem of National Identity: Ancient, Medieval and Modern?
4Chosen Peoples: Why Ethnic Groups Survive
5Nation and Ethnoscape
Pt. IIMyths and Memories of Modern Nations
6Gastronomy or Geology? The Role of Nationalism in the Reconstruction of Nations
7Ethnic Nationalism and the Plight of Minorities
8Zionism and Diaspora Nationalism
9National Identity and the Idea of European Unity
10The Resurgence of Nationalism? Myth and Memory in the Renewal of Nations

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