National Days/National Ways: Historical, Political, and Religious Celebrations around the World

National Days/National Ways: Historical, Political, and Religious Celebrations around the World

by Linda K. Fuller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275972704

ISBN-13: 9780275972707

Pub. Date: 11/30/2004

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

From Martin Luther King Day to Waitangi Day, this collection surveys the gamut of national holidays. The celebrations analyzed include anniversaries of independence, religious observances, and government holidays. The analysis of each national day revolves around the role that communications play in uniting a country's citizenry.

Entries cover individual

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Overview

From Martin Luther King Day to Waitangi Day, this collection surveys the gamut of national holidays. The celebrations analyzed include anniversaries of independence, religious observances, and government holidays. The analysis of each national day revolves around the role that communications play in uniting a country's citizenry.

Entries cover individual countries but intertwine to provide a holistic view of the topic of national days. Countries covered: Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Japan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the Ukraine, and the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275972707
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/2004
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction by Linda K. Fuller

Countries

Argentina: Argentine National Ways in Politics: Elites and Caudillism by Susan N. Vittadini

Australia: The Bicentenary of Australia: Celebration of a Nation by Leanne White

Canada: Canadian Days: Non-Canandian Ways by Derek Foster

China: From National Day to National Way: The Story of October 1 by Chen Yanru

National Image on Nation Day: The 50th National Day of the Peoples' Republic of China by Xu Xiaoge

Ehtiopia: Holiday Celebrations Among the Highlanders of Ehtiopia by Tsegay Wolde-Georgis

Ghana: Globalization and Broadcasting the Ghanian National Day by Kwasi Ansu-Kyeremeh

Japan: Japan's National Foundation Day: Lack of Consensus Leads to Lack of Celebration by Stephen M. Ryan

Kuwait: Kuwait: Four Decades of Transformed Celebrations by Nibal Bourisly and Maher Al-hajji

New Zealand: Waitangi Day: New Zealnd's National Day by Parehau Richards and Chris Ryan

Nigeria: Nationalism, Mass Media, and the Crisis of National Identity in Nigeria by Mohammed Musa and Ayo Oyeleye

Norway: Norway's 17th of May: A Historical Date and a Day of National Celebrations by Knut Mykland

Romania: The Romanian Way: From Nationalism to Privatism by Sorin Matei

Singapore: REading Singapore's National Day: A Case Study in the Rhetoric of Nationalism by Linda K. Fuller

South Africa: (Re)building a Nation: South Africa's Heritage Day as a Site of Renaming, Reimaging, and Remembering by Scott M. Schonfeldt-Aultman and Gust A. Yep

Spain: National Days Throughout the History and Geography of Spain by Ignacio Molina Alvares de Cienfuegos and Jorge Martinez Barcena

Turkey: Nation and Celebration: The Iconology of the Turkish Republic by Halil Nalcaoglu

Ukraine: In Search of National Holidays
Ukraine's Case by Natalia Kostenko, Tatyana Androsenko and Ludmila Males

United States: Martin Luther King Day: A Day in Rememberance of the American Architect of the Beloved Community by Texeira Nash and Irelene Ricks

Appendix A: National Holiday Celebrations

Appendix B: International Calendar of Celebrations

Bibliography

Index

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