A Contested Nation

Author by : Oliver Zimmer
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : A study of how the Swiss gradually defined their national identity in the nineteenth century.


Taiwan Cinema

Author by : Guo-Juin Hong
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Publisher by : Palgrave Macmillan
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Description : ***Listed in THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION's Weekly Book List, April 4, 2011***Interview with the author: http://dgeneratefilms.com/critical-essays/cinematalk-a-conversation-with-professor-guo-juin-hong-on-taiwan-cinema-1949-and-documentaries/ A groundbreaking study of Taiwan cinema, this is the first English language book that covers its entire history. Hong revises how Taiwan cinema is taught and studied by taking into account not only the auteurs of New Taiwan Cinema, but also the history of popular genre films before the 1980s. This work is essential reading for students and scholars of Taiwan and Chinese-language cinemas and those interested in the larger context of East Asian cultural history as well as film and visual studies in general.


Contested Nation

Author by : Pilar M. Herr
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of New Mexico Press
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Description : Throughout the colonial period the Spanish crown made numerous unsuccessful attempts to conquer Araucanía, Chile’s southern borderlands region. Contested Nation argues that with Chilean independence, Araucanía—because of its status as a separate nation-state—became essential to the territorial integrity of the new Chilean Republic. This book studies how Araucanía’s indigenous inhabitants, the Mapuche, played a central role in the new Chilean state’s pursuit of an expansionist policy that simultaneously exalted indigenous bravery while relegating the Mapuche to second-class citizenship. It also examines other subaltern groups, particularly bandits, who challenged the nation-state’s monopoly on force and were thus regarded as criminals and enemies unfit for citizenship in Chilean society. Pilar M. Herr’s work advances our understanding of early state formation in Chile by viewing this process through the lens of Chilean-Mapuche relations. She provides a thorough historical context and suggests that Araucanía was central to the process of post-independence nation building and territorial expansion in Chile.


Power And The Nation In European History

Author by : Len Scales
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Few would doubt the central importance of the nation in the making and unmaking of modern political communities. The long history of 'the nation' as a concept and as a name for various sorts of 'imagined community' likewise commands such acceptance. But when did the nation first become a fundamental political factor? This is a question which has been, and continues to be, far more sharply contested. A deep rift still separates 'modernist' perspectives, which view the political nation as a phenomenon limited to modern, industrialised societies, from the views of scholars concerned with the pre-industrial world who insist, often vehemently, that nations were central to pre-modern political life also. This book engages with these questions by drawing on the expertise of leading medieval, early modern and modern historians.


The Sudan

Author by : Ann Mosely Lesch
Languange : en
Publisher by : James Currey Publishers
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Description : A political history of the Sudan since the second civil war began in 1983.


Remaking Brazil

Author by : Tatiana Signorelli Heise
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This book explores conflicting conceptions of Brazilian national identity as they are expressed in contemporary Brazilian cinema, especially those revolving around the long-standing claim that Brazil is a racial democracy. -- Welsh Books Council


The State Schooling And Identity

Author by : Kari Kantasalmi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Palgrave Macmillan
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Description : This book offers insights into the relationship between nation-state and education by problematizing and analyzing the assumed straightforwardness of the role of education and schooling. Placing the issue in very contemporary contested nation-state structures like Scotland, Catalonia, Ukraine and Belgium. These conflict situations and contested power relations are in a way some of Europe’s internal North-South struggles. In addition, the particular Nordic North-South example of the Saami with their status as indigenous people recognized in international law is viewed in terms of their educational struggle for better consideration of their cultural features in Saami land crossing the Nordic states. The book focuses on the Nordic countries, often viewed as globally exemplary in their educational arrangements, but casts deeper insight into Nordic education and points to problematic schooling issues in Northern Europe. This volume presents somewhat unexpected views on European educational arrangements with regard to the European growing diversity.


Reimagining The Nation State

Author by : Jim Mac Laughlin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pluto Press
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Description : This book assesses competing modes of nation-building and nationalism through a critical reappraisal of the works of key theorists such as Benedict Anderson and Eric Hobsbawm. Exploring the processes of nation building from a variety of ethnic and social class contexts, it focuses on the contested terrains within which nationalist ideologies are often rooted. Mac Laughlin offers a theoretical and empirical analysis of nation building, taking as a case study the historical connections between Ireland and Great Britain in the clash between 'big nation' historic British nationalism on the one hand, and minority Irish nationalism on the other. Locating the origins of the historic nation in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Mac Laughlin emphasises the difficulties, and specifities, of minority nationalisms in the nineteenth century. In so doing he calls for a place-centred approach which recognises the symbolic and socio-economic significance of territory to the different scales of nation-building. Exploring the evolution of Irish Nationalism, Reimaging the Nation State also shows how minority nations can challenge the hegemony of dominant states and threaten the territorial integrity of historic nations.


Contested Russian Tourism

Author by : Susan Layton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Imperial Encounters in Russian
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Description : This literary, cultural history examines Russian tourism via the prism of cosmopolitanism, pitted against provinciality and nationalist anxiety about the allure of Western Europe. The study's thematic axis sets daunting cultural riches of the West against the compensatory Russian pleasure of playing the "European" colonizer on vacation in "Asia."


Innovation Contested

Author by : Benoît Godin
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Innovation is everywhere. In the world of goods (technology), but also in the world of words: innovation is discussed in the scientific and technical literature, but also in the social sciences and humanities. Innovation is also a central idea in the popular imaginary, in the media and in public policy. Innovation has become the emblem of the modern society and a panacea for resolving many problems. Today, innovation is spontaneously understood as technological innovation because of its contribution to economic "progress". Yet for 2,500 years, innovation had nothing to do with economics in a positive sense. Innovation was pejorative and political. It was a contested idea in philosophy, religion, politics and social affairs. Innovation only got de-contested in the last century. This occurred gradually beginning after the French revolution. Innovation shifted from a vice to a virtue. Innovation became an instrument for achieving political and social goals. In this book, Benoît Godin lucidly examines the representations and meaning(s) of innovation over time, its diverse uses, and the contexts in which the concept emerged and changed. This history is organized around three periods or episteme: the prohibition episteme, the instrument episteme, and the value episteme.


A Contested Borderland

Author by : Andrei Cusco
Languange : en
Publisher by : Central European University Press
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Description : Bessarabia?mostly occupied by modern-day republic of Moldova?was the only territory representing an object of rivalry and symbolic competition between the Russian Empire and a fully crystallized nation-state: the Kingdom of Romania. This book is an intellectual prehistory of the Bessarabian problem, focusing on the antagonism of the national and imperial visions of this contested periphery. Through a critical reassessment and revision of the traditional historical narratives, the study argues that Bessarabia was claimed not just by two opposing projects of ?symbolic inclusion,? but also by two alternative and theoretically antagonistic models of political legitimacy. By transcending the national lens of Bessarabian / Moldovan history and viewing it in the broader Eurasian comparative context, the book responds to the growing tendency in recent historiography to focus on the peripheries in order to better understand the functioning of national and imperial states in the modern era. ÿ


Italy A Contested Polity

Author by : Martin Bull
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Despite the promise of the new "Second Republic" launched in the early 1990s, Italy remains Europe’s least well-governed country. Fifteen years ago, politicians on the take and mafiosi on the make were supposedly pushed aside by a new generation of reformers and crusading magistrates. However, in this new book a team of leading experts on Italy uncovers little real progress. Badly needed reforms have foundered on bickering between the parties and their ego-centric leaders. Both left and right-wing coalitions have been guilty of impeding the anti-corruption revolution. Little has been done to improve the quality of public expenditure: infrastructure and education systems remain shambolic, and decades of periodic devaluation and deficit spending have left the economy structurally weakened. Italy’s politicians are not just masters of trasformismo (an ability to reinvent and present themselves anew to voters), but of stratificazione, or "layering", the introduction of new policies and institutions without replacing those that preceded them. The result is a damaging mix of obsolete and contradictory legislation, the product of bargaining over reform by chronically weak governments in a veto-ridden polity. The outcome – immobilismo – is a system in which all parties, and democratic government itself, are steadily losing legitimacy. This book was published as a special issue of West European Politics.


Constitution And Laws Of The Cherokee Nation

Author by : Cherokee Nation
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This 1875 facsimile of the laws of the Cherokee Nation includes the tribes' full constitution. Readers will recognize many of the laws and articles, as the constitution was based on that of the United States. For instance, the Cherokee Nation constitution states that the power of this Government shall be divided into three distinct departments; the Legislative, the Executive, and Judicial.


Imre Nagy Martyr Of The Nation

Author by : Karl P. Benziger
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lexington Books
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Description : Imre Nagy is a compelling figure both in life and in death_one whose actions stimulated consequences in Hungary that continue into the present. Providing a summary review of Hungarian Cold War history, Benziger examines the ways in which the memory of the martyred prime minister and the story of the 1956 Revolution influenced political socialization in Hungary. The book begins with Nagy's 1989 funeral and the role memorialization played in the politics of transition, continuing with a review of the important personages and events that informed Nagy's life and afterlife, and it concludes in the tumultuous politics following the establishment of the Republic in 1989. Readers interested in Central and Eastern Europe will find this book useful as it expands the literature on history and memory, and transition politics in the region.


Congress And The Nation 2001 2004

Author by : Congressional Quarterly, inc
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Contested Borders

Author by : Ilir Kalemaj
Languange : en
Publisher by : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
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Description : This book argues that power struggles between internal and diasporic elites play a central role in the development of political agendas that have the potential to shift national borders. The author uses Albania as the primary case study, examining how the understanding of the Albanian nation has taken on varying geographical borders over time and why different Albanian communities have often had differing perceptions of the borders of the nation.<BR> On the basis of this case study, the author constructs a theoretical model that captures the dynamic of domestic versus international constraints on elite choices and analyses how this leads to the (re)construction of borders. The book explores the way in which competing elites manipulate national symbols to create the necessary environment for personal political gain, using both expansionist and contractionist versions of virtual borders that may or may not be congruent with internationally recognized borders.


Popularizing National Pasts

Author by : Stefan Berger
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : "Popularizing National Pasts is the first truly cross-national and comparative study of national histories, their representations, the meanings given to them and their uses, which expands outside the confines of Western Europe and the US. It draws a picture of popular histories which is European in the full sense of this term. One of its fortes is the inclusion of Eastern Europe. The cross-national angle of Popularizing National Pasts is apparent in the scope of its comparative project, as well as that of the longue duree it covers. Apart from essays on Britain, France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, the collection includes studies of popular histories in Scandinavia, Eastern and Southern Europe, notably Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Armenia, Russia and the Ukraine, as well as considering the US and Argentina. Cross-national comparison is also a central concern of the thirteen case studies in the volume, which are, each, devoted to comparing between two, or more, national historical cultures. Thus temporality--both continuities and breaks--in popular notions of the past, its interpretations and consumption, is examined in the long continuum. The volume makes available to English readers, probably for the first time, the cutting edge of Eastern European scholarship on popular histories, nationalism and culture. "--


A History Of Nationalism In Modern Japan

Author by : Kevin Doak
Languange : en
Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : This magisterial history of Japanese nationalism reveals nationalism to be a contested and pluralistic practice that seeks to center the people in political life. It presents a wealth of primary source material on how Japanese themselves have understood their national identity.


Reconstructing Citizenship

Author by : Miriam Feldblum
Languange : en
Publisher by : SUNY Press
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Description : Provides the most comprehensive analysis of the rise of citizenship conflict in contemporary France.


Philippine Security In The Age Of Terror

Author by : Rommel Banlaoi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Auerbach Publications
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Description : From national security and military issues to government response against terror threats, this handbook and policy guide illustrates the nuanced response of Filipino security policy to the deep historical, economic, social, and political roots of Muslim radicalism in the Philippines. Divided into three parts, this updated collection begins with Filipino-specific issues, including politics and national identity, globalization, and local and military security. Part Two covers bilateral security issues involving China, Australia, and the US, and Part Three concludes with selected global, regional, and multilateral issues such as maritime security, piracy, and the ASEAN Regional Forum.


Contested Interpretations Of The Past In Polish Russian And Ukrainian Film

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : This book analyses the construction of collective identity and nationhood through the representation of a contested past in postsocialist Russian, Polish and Ukrainian films and media.


The Culture Of National Identities

Author by : Lynette Patrice Spillman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Identity Papers

Author by : Steven Ungar
Languange : en
Publisher by : U of Minnesota Press
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Description : What does citizenship mean? What is the process of "naturalization" one goes through in becoming a citizen, and what is its connection to assimilation? How do the issues of identity raised by this process manifest themselves in culture? These questions, and the way they arise in contemporary France, are the focus of this diverse collection. The essays in this volume range in subject from fiction and essay to architecture and film. Among the topics discussed are the 1937 Exposition Universelle; films dealing with Vichy France; François Truffaut's Histoire d'Adèle H.; the war of Algerian independence; and nation building under François Mitterrand. -- Amazon.com.


A Concise History Of Canada

Author by : Margaret Conrad
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : "Margaret Conrad's history of Canada begins with a challenge to its readers. What is Canada? What makes up this diverse, complex, and often contested nation-state? What was its founding moment? And who are its people? Drawing on her many years of experience as a scholar, writer, and teacher of Canadian history, Conrad offers astute answers to these difficult questions. Beginning in Canada's deep past with the arrival of its Indigenous peoples, she traces its history through the conquest by Europeans, the American Revolutionary War, and the industrialization of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, to its prosperous present. As a social historian, Conrad emphasizes the peoples' history: the relationships between Indigenous peoples and settlers, French and English, Catholic and Protestant, rich and poor. She writes of the impact of disease, how women fared in the early colonies, and the social transformations that took place after the Second World War as Canada began to assert itself as an independent nation. It is this grounded approach that drives the narrative and makes for compelling reading. In its final chapters, the author explains the social, economic, and political upheavals that have bedeviled the nation in recent years. Despite its successes and its popularity as a destination for immigrants from across the world, Canada remains a cautious and contested country. This intelligent, concise, and lucid book explains just why that is"--


The Origins Of Nationalism

Author by : Caspar Hirschi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : In this wide-ranging work, Caspar Hirschi offers new perspectives on the origins of nationalism and the formation of European nations. Based on extensive study of written and visual sources dating from the ancient to the early modern period, the author re-integrates the history of pre-modern Europe into the study of nationalism, describing it as an unintended and unavoidable consequence of the legacy of Roman imperialism in the Middle Ages. Hirschi identifies the earliest nationalists among Renaissance humanists, exploring their public roles and ambitions to offer new insight into the history of political scholarship in Europe and arguing that their adoption of ancient role models produced massive contradictions between their self-image and political function. This book demonstrates that only through understanding the development of the politics, scholarship and art of pre-modern Europe can we fully grasp the global power of nationalism in a modern political context.


State And Nation In The United Kingdom

Author by : Michael Keating
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : The United Kingdom has often been seen as a unitary nation-state. This book argues that it should be understood as a plurinational union in which the key elements of demos, telos, and ethos are contested. Except in the mid-twentieth century, its territorial boundaries have been contested and the matter of sovereignty has never definitely been settled. Since the end of the twentieth century, devolution to Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland has made this more apparent. With the weakening of the British national project, tensions between the centre and the peripheral nations have grown, greatly exacerbated by Brexit. Eurosceptics have long argued that membership of the European Union is inconsistent with the sovereignty of the British people and Parliament. On another reading, however, both the UK and the EU are plurinational unions and highly compatible. The EU, indeed, served as an important external support system for the devolution settlement. Brexit destabilizes it. Unionism historically served as a doctrine and a set of practices seeking to reconcile a unitary state with a plurinational reality. Since devolution, it has struggled to come to terms with the new constitutional reality or embrace the idea of shared sovereignty. The Union is under increasing strain but there is no simple way of resolving these strains, either by secession of the component nations, or a return to the unitary state. The peoples of these islands need to find new constitutional concepts for living together in a world in which traditional ideas of national sovereignty have lost their relevance.


Contested Waters

Author by : Daanish Mustafa
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : Contested Waters provides an in-depth analysis of trans-boundary water conflict involving the Indus Basin in Pakistan. The book focuses on both national scale and local scale case studies to illustrate how these water conflicts are both discursively and materially driven by human institutions and politics. Through case studies of controversy over large dams, local flooding and irrigation methods, Daanish Mustafa highlights the various deeply political and institutional factors driving water conflict – specifically the disparity between national scale strategies of water politics and local scale water politics – and calls for engagement with water conflict in political terms.


The Sustainable Nation

Author by : Liam Leonard
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Publisher by : Emerald Group Publishing
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Description : Drawing on almost 20 years of Liam Leonard’s research in the field, this volume provides a detailed case study of a modern European state’s tumultuous development through first decades of the Millennium. The book provides an in depth and up to date study on Ireland's growth and the substantial changes experienced there during the last two decades.