The Little Czech and the Great Czech Nation: National Identity and the Post-Communist Social Transformation / Edition 1by Ladislav Holy
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 "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.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series, #103
- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)
Table of ContentsIntroduction; 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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