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Contesting patriotism : culture, power, and strategy in the peace movement

Author: Lynne M Woehrle; Patrick G Coy; Gregory M Maney
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2008.
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During war, space for debate shrinks. Narrow ideas of patriotism and democracy marginalize and silence opposition to militarism abroad and repression at home. Although powerful, these ideas encounter widespread resistance. Analyzing the official statements of 15 organizations from 1990-2005, the authors show that the U.S. peace movement strongly contested taken-for-granted assumptions regarding nationalism,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Woehrle, Lynne M., 1965-
Contesting patriotism.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2008
(DLC) 2008032578
(OCoLC)229021717
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne M Woehrle; Patrick G Coy; Gregory M Maney
ISBN: 9780742565722 0742565726
OCLC Number: 276168521
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Part I. PEACE DISCOURSES IN A WAR CULTURE; Chapter 01. Creating Oppositional Knowledge and Promoting an Active Democracy; Chapter 02. To Harness or to Challenge Hegemony? Peace Movements at a Cultural Crossroads; Chapter 03. Reconstructing Patriotism; Part II. CONTESTING EMOTIONS AND IDENTITIES IN WAR AND PEACE; Chapter 04. Capturing Hearts and Minds: Emotions and Peace Appeals; Chapter 05. Gods of War, Gods of Peace; Chapter 06. Mobilizing the Margins: Race, Class, Gender, and Religion; Part III. THE CHANGING PRESENT AND AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE.
Responsibility: Lynne M. Woehrle, Patrick G. Coy, and Gregory M. Maney.

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During war, space for debate shrinks. Narrow ideas of patriotism and democracy marginalize and silence opposition to militarism abroad and repression at home. Although powerful, these ideas encounter widespread resistance. Analyzing the official statements of 15 organizations from 1990-2005, the authors show that the U.S. peace movement strongly contested taken-for-granted assumptions regarding nationalism, religion, security, and global justice. Contesting Patriotism engages cutting-edge theories in social movements research to understand the ways that activists promote peace through their.

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