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Author Mock, Steven

Title Symbols of Defeat in the Construction of National Identity
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (308 pages)
Series Cambridge books online
Contents Cover; Symbols of Defeat in the Construction of National Identity; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Theories of Nations and Nationalism; Modernism and Ernest Gellner; The Limits of Modernism; Ethnosymbolism and Anthony Smith; The Limits of Ethnosymbolism; Symbols of Defeat: Authenticity and Modernity; The Nation as a Surrogate Religion; 2 Totem Sacrifice and National Identity; Totem Violence and Social Order; The Function of Sacrificial Ritual and Myth; Religion, Nation, and State; Theories of Nations and Nationalism Revisited
Summary Explains why nations elevate images of their own defeat to the center of their symbolism and understanding of their history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Collective memory -- History.
Crises -- Psychological aspects -- History.
Memory -- Social aspects -- History.
National characteristics -- Memory
Nationalism -- History.
Political messianism -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
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