The Little Czech and the Great Czech Nation: National Identity and the Post-Communist Social Transformation / Edition 1

The Little Czech and the Great Czech Nation: National Identity and the Post-Communist Social Transformation / Edition 1

by Ladislav Holy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521555841

ISBN-13: 9780521555845

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Ladislav Holy brings to this timely study of national identity the skills of a seasoned researcher, a cosmopolitan perspective, and the insights of an insider. Drawing on historical and literary sources as well as ethnography, he analyzes Czech discourses on national identity. Arguing that there were specifically "Czech" aspects to the Communist regime and to the…  See more details below

Overview

Ladislav Holy brings to this timely study of national identity the skills of a seasoned researcher, a cosmopolitan perspective, and the insights of an insider. Drawing on historical and literary sources as well as ethnography, he analyzes Czech discourses on national identity. Arguing that there were specifically "Czech" aspects to the Communist regime and to the "velvet revolution", he explores how notions of Czech identity were involved in the debates surrounding the fall of Communism, and the emergence of a new social system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521555845
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series, #103
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Nation against state; 2. Freedom, nation, and personhood; 3. Self-stereotypes and national traditions; 4. National traditions and the imagining of the nation; 5. National traditions and the political process; 6. Nation and state in the context of Czech culture.

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