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Flag, Nation and Symbolism in Europe and America / Edition 1

Flag, Nation and Symbolism in Europe and America / Edition 1

by Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Richard Jenkins
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ISBN-13: 9780415458542
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/18/2007
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Thomas Hylland Eriksen is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo and Research Director of CULCOM (Cultural Complexity in the New Norway), 2004-2009.

Richard Jenkins, trained as an anthropologist, is Professor of Sociology at the University of Sheffield.

Table of Contents

1. Some Questions About Flags 2. The Origin of European National Flags 3. Rebel With(Out) a Cause?: The Contested Meanings of the Confederate Battle Flag in the American South 4. The Star-Spangled Banner and ‘Whiteness’ in American National Identity 5. Union Jacks and Union Jills 6. Pride and Possession, Display and Destruction 7. Between the National and the Civic: Flagging Peace In, or a Piece of, Northern Ireland? 8. Inarticulate Speech of the Heart: Nation, Flag and Emotion in Denmark 9. A Flag for all Occasions?: The Swedish Experience 10. Nationalism and Unionism in Nineteenth-Century Norwegian Flags 11. The Domestication of a National Symbol: The Private Use of Flags in Norway 12. Afterword

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