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Nationalism, Historiography, and the (Re)Construction of the Past

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ISBN-10: 0978771311

ISBN-13: 9780978771317

Edition: 2007

Authors: Claire Norton

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The essays in this collection explore both how the employment of nation-state dominated discourses have caused a re-imagination of the past, and how the past has been re-constructed to accord with nationalist agendas. Although other works have considered in general terms how nations are imagined, this collection takes a different stance and specifically focuses on how `the past is used in such imaginations. This collection was conceived in an interdisciplinary spirit, drawing insights from art history, intellectual history, literature, archaeology, heritage studies, political science, and film studies. The authors combine a sophisticated theoretical approach with illuminative case studies from all across the globe, including the Balkans, South Africa, Rwanda, the Yemen, Italy, Turkey, Greece, and Uzbekistan. Praise An especially valuable feature of this book is that the theme is explored through a variety of representations of the past: museums, monuments, art history, archaelogy, dance, religion, historical narrative,and more. -John Breuilly, London School of Economics. The volume provides a general introduction to a field in which popular interest has been burgeon-ing in recent years, -Rhoads Murphey, The University of Birmingham. Constructions of national identities and the ways in which national groups re-imagine their pasts are topics of current interest in a number of academic disciplines. -Mark Donnelly, St Marys College, University of Surrey.
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: New Academia Publishing, LLC
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Janice Wearmouth is Professor of Education at the University of Bedfordshire, and has extensive experience of working in the area of special educational needs and inclusion.Mark Donnelly is a lecturer in history at St Mary�s University College. His research interests include contemporary culture, politics, memory�and historiography.�He is the author of Britain in the Second World War (1999) and Sixties Britain: Culture, Society and Politics (2005). His article on Peter Whitehead's film Wholly Communion will be published in the US journal Framework�in 2011.Claire Norton is a lecturer in Islamic history at St Mary�s University College. Her research interests include Muslim-Christian interactions, conversion practices, Ottoman representations of war, identity construction and Ottoman literacy practices. She edited Nationalism, Historiography and the (Re)Construction of the Past (Washington: New Academia Press, 2007)Mark Donnelly is a lecturer in history at St Mary�s University College. His research interests include contemporary culture, politics, memory�and historiography.�He is the author of Britain in the Second World War (1999) and Sixties Britain: Culture, Society and Politics (2005). His article on Peter Whitehead's film Wholly Communion will be published in the US journal Framework�in 2011.Claire Norton is a lecturer in Islamic history at St Mary�s University College. Her research interests include Muslim-Christian interactions, conversion practices, Ottoman representations of war, identity construction and Ottoman literacy practices. She edited Nationalism, Historiography and the (Re)Construction of the Past (Washington: New Academia Press, 2007)