Symbols of Defeat in the Construction of National Identity

Symbols of Defeat in the Construction of National Identity

by Steven Mock

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ISBN-13: 9781107429482
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/21/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 306
Sales rank: 950,255
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Steven J. Mock is a Morrison Fellow in Peace and Conflict Studies at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and teaches courses on nationalism, ethnic conflict and power sharing in the Political Science Department of the University of Waterloo. Mock is a past chair of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism and a former editor and current member of the international advisory board for the journal Nations and Nationalism. Working on issues related to racism, ethnic conflict and genocide and traveling extensively in Europe the Balkans and the Middle East piqued his interest in methods and theories for modeling symbols of identity and the emotions they evoke in conflict situations.

Table of Contents

1. Theories of nations and nationalism; 2. Totem sacrifice and national identity; 3. Symbols of defeat in national monument and ritual; 4. The defeat narrative in national myth and symbol; 5. Implications to politics and diplomacy; 6. Exceptions.

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