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Introduction: Custodian of the Empire

Condee Nancy

in The Imperial Trace: Recent Russian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195366761
eISBN:
9780199867394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366761.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter One summarizes the volume’s two intertwined projects: first, an investigation of work by Russia’s six major filmmakers who—in the context of the Soviet empire’s collapse—sustained work in a ... More


Women, Literature, and National Brotherhood

Emilie Bergmann, Greenberg Janet, Gwen Kirkpatrick, Francine Masiello, Francesca Miller, Morello-Frosch Marta, Kathleen Newman, and Mary Louise Pratt

in Women, Culture, and Politics in Latin America

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520065536
eISBN:
9780520909076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520065536.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores travel literature that illustrates Gabriela Mistral's Poema de Chile. La historia oficial bears witness to the current emergence of new female political and historical subjects ... More


People Around the World Writing in External Languages

Minae Mizumura

in The Fall of Language in the Age of English

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163026
eISBN:
9780231538541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163026.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents Minae Mizumura's arguments regarding external language—that people, since discovering language, did not read and write the language they spoke, and that they communicated ... More


In Tending Scotland

Cairns Craig

in Intending Scotland: Explorations in Scottish Culture since the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637133
eISBN:
9780748653478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637133.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter tests the development of contemporary theories of the nation and of national identity — such as Benedict Anderson's concept of ‘imagined communities’ — against Scottish experience. It ... More


Imagining the Demos: Sharing Identity in Feminist and Democratic Theory

Michaele L. Ferguson

in Sharing Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921584
eISBN:
9780199980413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921584.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter critically examines the belief that commonality gives meaning and coherence to collective identities. The belief that groups only have coherence when their members share some thing in ... More


Discourses of Imperial Nationalism as Matrices for Early Modern Literacies

in Dido's Daughters: Literacy, Gender, and Empire in Early Modern England and France

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226243115
eISBN:
9780226243184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243184.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines ideologies of “imperial nationalism” as a second-order matrix for gendered theories of literacy and for gendered educational practices. It discusses evidence strongly supporting ... More


Taking Dumont to Southeast Asia

Ward Keeler

in The Traffic in Hierarchy: Masculinity and Its Others in Buddhist Burma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824865948
eISBN:
9780824876944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865948.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Louis Dumont’s analysis of hierarchy in South Asia provides insight into how hierarchical assumptions inform social relations in Burma. Although Burmese society lacks caste, it still organizes ... More


Kidnapped Narratives: The Lost Heir of Henry Christophe and the Imagined Communities of the African Diaspora

in Beyond the Slave Narrative: Politics, Sex, and Manuscripts in the Haitian Revolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314971
eISBN:
9781846316517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316517.006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines narratives of the kidnappings that haunted leaders of the Haitian Revolution as well as their families, with special emphasis on the families of Toussaint Louverture and Henry ... More


Popularity

Jed Rubenfeld

in Freedom and Time: A Theory of Constitutional Self-Government

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300080483
eISBN:
9780300129427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300080483.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The status of being an individual is known as individuality and that of being a person as personhood. There is no word to designate the status or condition of being a people. To fill this gap, ... More


The Birth of Japanese as a National Language

Minae Mizumura

in The Fall of Language in the Age of English

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163026
eISBN:
9780231538541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163026.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the development of Japanese as a national language in the early twentieth century. It presents Minae Mizumura's three conditions that had enabled the rise of the Japanese ... More


‘Dangerous Liaisons’: Gender Politics in the Contemporary Scottish and Irish ImagiNation

Stefanie Lehner

in Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637744
eISBN:
9780748652143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637744.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Anne McClintock's postcolonial feminist point emphasises the intrinsically dangerous relationship between ‘gender’ and ‘nation’ in terms of constructions and practices of femininity and masculinity: ... More


Cinematic Nation Building: Eisenstein's The Old and the New

Noël Carroll

in Engaging the Moving Image

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091953
eISBN:
9780300133073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091953.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter begins with a suggestion presented by Benedict Anderson stating that the idea of a nation is in large measure imagined retrospectively. The Soviet Union offers an interesting ... More


Imagining the Imperial Mediterranean 1

Josephine Crawley Quinn

in Polybius and his World: Essays in Memory of F.W. Walbank

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199608409
eISBN:
9780191745102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608409.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Polybius' interweaving (symploke) of the history of different regions from his starting point in 220 BC is an ideological as well as a literary strategy. Benedict Anderson's work on how concepts of ... More


Another Problem

Edin Hajdarpasic

in Whose Bosnia?: Nationalism and Political Imagination in the Balkans, 1840-1914

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453717
eISBN:
9781501701115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453717.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the Ottoman and the Habsburg Empires and their appropriation of nationalist cultural forms. These processes show how the states, often perceived as being “anational” or ... More


Going Online to go ‘Home’: Yizkor Books, Cyber-Shtetls, and Communities of Location

Rachel Leah Jablon

in Connected Jews: Expressions of Community in Analogue and Digital Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764869
eISBN:
9781800343375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764869.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on online yizkor and Cyber-Shtetls that give access to the places where Jewish life once flourished and are otherwise inaccessible due to the Holocaust. It discusses how ... More


“They’ll Be Rockin’ on Bandstand, in Philadelphia, P.A.”: Imagining National Youth Culture on American Bandstand

Matthew F. Delmont

in Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock 'n' Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950s Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520272071
eISBN:
9780520951600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272071.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how the convergence of commerce and community through American Bandstand led to the emergence of the national youth culture. Building on Josh Kun's notion of “audiotopia” and ... More


Introduction

Arthur Asseraf

in Electric News in Colonial Algeria

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844044
eISBN:
9780191879999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844044.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter defines ‘news’ and presents the context of colonial Algeria. Using the example of news of the Tunisian invasion of 1881 in Algiers, it shows how news circulated through a ... More


Who Speaks for Mary?

Joseph P. Laycock

in The Seer of Bayside: Veronica Lueken and the Struggle to Define Catholicism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199379668
eISBN:
9780199379699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379668.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter frames the Baysiders as neither normative Catholics nor a schismatic or deviant group: Instead, they represent an active and ongoing conversation about where the core values of Catholics ... More


White and White and Read All Over

Felix Harcourt

in Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226376158
eISBN:
9780226376295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376295.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the place of the Ku Klux Klan in the history of newspaper publishing, and how the press culture of the 1920s helped expand an imagined community (in the formulation of Benedict ... More


Conclusion

Carla J. Mulford

in Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199384198
eISBN:
9780199384211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384198.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Benjamin Franklin was America’s first Atlantic world intellectual. Inquisitive, energetic, and competitive, he learned about and was proud of his British family and intellectual heritage, British ... More


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