Nations and their Histories: Constructions and Representations

Hardcover | November 15, 2009

EditorSusana Carvalho, François Gemenne

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This volume pinpoints the importance of history and its uses in the (re)formation of modern nations and national identities in a wide variety of countries, covering the five continents. It features contributions from some of the most prominent scholars in the field of nationalism such as Terence Ranger, Robert Gildea and John Breuilly.

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This volume pinpoints the importance of history and its uses in the (re)formation of modern nations and national identities in a wide variety of countries, covering the five continents. It features contributions from some of the most prominent scholars in the field of nationalism such as Terence Ranger, Robert Gildea and John Breuilly....

SUSANA CARVALHO is a PhD Student in Government at the London School of Economics, UK.FRANÇOIS GEMENNE is an FNRS Research Fellow and PhD Candidate at the Centre for Ethnic and Migration (CEDEM) of the University of Liege, Belgium as well as at the Centre for International Studies and Research (CERI) at Sciences-Po, Paris, France.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.88 × 5.58 × 0.88 inPublished:November 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction; S.Carvalho & F.Gemenne
PART I: NATIONAL HISTORIES AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF NATIONS
Nationalism and the Making of National Past; J.Breuilly
The Comparative History of National Historiographies in Europe; S.Berger
‘Colonizing’ the Past: History and Memory in Greece and Turkey; S.A.Sofos & U.Özkirimli
The Politics of Memorialization in Zimbabwe; T.Ranger
Beginning the World Over Again: Past and Future in American Nationalism; D.H.Doyle
Rediscovering Columbus in Nineteenth-Century American Textbooks; C.Cadot
Social Darwinism and Nationalism in Mexico; D.A.Brading
PART II: PRESENT REPRESENTATIONS OF NATIONAL HISTORIES
Eternal France: Crisis and National Self-Perception in France, 1870-2005; R.Gildea
Cuisine, Nationality and the Making of a National Meal: The English Breakfast; K.O’Connor
National Restoration and Moral Renewal: The Dialectics of the Past in the Emergence of Modern Israel; A.Gal
Crafting Iranian Nationalism: Intersectionality of Aryanism, Westernism and Islamism; A.Kian & G.Riaux
The Evolution of State Discourses on the Nationalist Political Party in Post-Colonial Cameroon; C.Nsoudou
Refashioning Sub-National Pasts for Post-National Futures; J.Wenzel
A Season of War: Warriors, Veterans and Warfare in American Nationalism; S-M.Grant
Sinocentrism and the National Question in China; E.Hyer
Nation, History, Museum: The Politics of the Past at the National Museum of Australia; B.Wellings
Conclusion; S.Carvalho & F.Gemenne