Symbols Of Nations And Nationalism: Celebrating Nationhood

Hardcover | September 15, 2011

byGabriella Elgenius

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Providing an original perspective on the construction of nations and national identities, this book examines national symbols and ceremonies, arguing that, far from being just superficial or decorative, they are in fact an integral part of nation building, maintenance and change.

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Providing an original perspective on the construction of nations and national identities, this book examines national symbols and ceremonies, arguing that, far from being just superficial or decorative, they are in fact an integral part of nation building, maintenance and change.

GABRIELLA ELGENUIS is a British Academy Research Fellow at Nuffield College, the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, UK. Her research interests include national symbols, national days and national museums, diaspora communities in Britain and the decline of traditional identities.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230247873

ISBN - 13:9780230247871

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Table of Contents

 
Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Symbolic Construction and Authentication of Boundaries
National Flags: Religion, Revolution and Rivalry
National Flags and the Flagging of Nations
National Days, Celebrations and Commemorations
National Days Design: Towards a Typology of Successful National Days
Symbolic Regimes and Nation-building
Bibliography 
Index