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National Symbols, Fractured Identities: Contesting the National Narrative

Michael E. Geisler, editor
Format
Book
Published
Middlebury, Vt. : Middlebury College Press ; Lebanon, NH : University Press of New England, c2005.
Language
English
Series
Middlebury Bicentennial Series in International Studies
ISBN
1584654368 (cloth : alk. paper), 1584654376 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Table of contents
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.
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xlii, 284 p. : ill., 1 map ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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