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National symbols, fractured identities : contesting the national narrative

Author: Michael Geisler
Publisher: Middlebury, Vt. : Middlebury College Press ; Lebanon, NH : University Press of New England, cop. 2005.
Series: The Middlebury Bicentennial Series in international studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fascinating look at national symbols worldwide and the important role they play in creating and maintaining individual and collective identity.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Geisler
ISBN: 1584654368 9781584654360 1584654376 9781584654377
OCLC Number: 492394423
Description: 1 vol. (xlii-284 p.) : ill., carte. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : what are national symbols, and what do they do to us? / Michael E. Geisler --
Religion and the secular nation --
National symbols in Jewish Israel : representation and collective memory / Tamar Mayer --
Toward an archaeology of national commemorations in the Balkans / Victor Roudometof --
National symbols and national narratives --
In the shadow of exceptionalism : Germany's national symbols and public memory after 1989 / Michael E. Geisler --
Russian symbols : nation, people, ideas / Richard Stites --
Counter narratives and contestations --
Lincoln in hell : class and confederate symbols in the American South / W. Scott Poole --
The gaucho as contested national icon in Argentina / Kathryn Lehman --
Painting landscapes : the place of murals in the symbolic construction of urban space / Neil Jarman --
Writing the nation in stone : capital cities and monuments as national symbols --
"Neither palace nor temple nor tomb" : the Lincoln memorial in the age of commercial reappropriation / Char Roone Miller --
Sadat's grave and the commemoration of the 1973 war in Egypt / Yoram Meital --
The making of a national capital : conflicts, contradiction, and contestations in Sri Jayawardhanapura / Nihal Perera
Series Title: The Middlebury Bicentennial Series in international studies.
Responsibility: Michael E. Geisler, editor.
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