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Peter Brooks

in Enigmas of Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151588
eISBN:
9781400839698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151588.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter provides an overview of some of the problems of identity. There would seem to be both public and private issues of identity. In the public sphere, in talk about crime, ... More


Constituting the Modern Nation

Robert Colls

in Identity of England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245192
eISBN:
9780191697432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245192.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the ways in which the nation has been represented in modern times as a whole entity — through a political constitution, and through the growing power of mass communications. ... More


List and Marx in Russia

Roman Szporluk

in Communism and Nationalism: Karl Marx versus Friedrich List

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195051032
eISBN:
9780199854417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195051032.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The chapter shows why nationalism was not the ideology of industrialization in Russia and why Marxism won out there instead. The interaction between nationalism and Marxism is best explained by two ... More


Understanding a Complex History

Hilal Elver

in The Headscarf Controversy: Secularism and Freedom of Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769292
eISBN:
9780199933136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769292.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the historical roots of the current political crises associated with the headscarf controversy, taking account of its social, political and legal ramifications. Attention will ... More


Modern Gentlemanly Progress

Robert Colls

in Identity of England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245192
eISBN:
9780191697432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245192.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Walter Bagehot's plan for the survival of the key political figure of the modern state known as the English gentleman. Many gentlemen tended to stay rich and even dignified, as ... More


Finding ways home

Andrew Blaikie

in The Scots Imagination and Modern Memory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617869
eISBN:
9780748653515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617869.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter attempts to explain how it is ‘memory above all that maintains the imagined identities upon which society rests’. It suggests that remembrance of the modern nation, as time advances, is ... More


Republics of Knowledge: Nations of the Future in Latin America

Nicola Miller

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691176758
eISBN:
9780691185835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176758.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The rise of nation-states is a hallmark of the modern age, yet we are still untangling how the phenomenon unfolded across the globe. This book offers new insights into the process of nation-making ... More


The Livable City

John Mason Hart

in The City as Subject: Seki Hajime and the Reinvention of Modern Osaka

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228498
eISBN:
9780520926837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228498.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Seki Hajime sketched the parameters of urban planning in the mid-1900s to bring sweeping social reform to Osaka. He spoke to a group of economists in Kobe, and noted that Osaka had been fortunate to ... More


Quem Não Crê, Brasileiro Não É: The Catholic Restoration and the Rise of Protestantism in Brazil

Erika Helgen

in Religious Conflict in Brazil: Protestants, Catholics, and the Rise of Religious Pluralism in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300243352
eISBN:
9780300252163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243352.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines how Catholics and Protestants developed competing visions for Brazil's social and political future as each came to view the other as the primary obstacle to national progress. ... More


The Citizen and the State: A Paradoxical Relation

Chris Thornhill

in The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2018

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190072506
eISBN:
9780190072520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190072506.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This article argues that modern states and modern societies were formed through the construction of citizenship as a pattern of social attachment, membership and legal norm formation. Citizenship ... More


What Modernization Requires of the Arabs … is Their De-Arabization: Imagining a Transformed Middle East

Matthew F. Jacobs

in Imagining the Middle East: The Building of an American Foreign Policy, 1918-1967

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834886
eISBN:
9781469602783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869314_jacobs.8
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter places the informal transnational network of specialists' analyses and frustrations of the late 1960s—exemplified by the State Department's 1969 report and evident in many other ... More


Naomi Seidman: A Marriage Made in Heaven: The Sexual Politics of Hebrew and Yiddish

Esther Frank

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 14: Focusing on Jews in the Polish Borderlands

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774693
eISBN:
9781800340718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774693.003.0035
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Naomi Seidman's A Marriage Made in Heaven, the first book-length study of the importance of issues of gender to modern Hebrew and Yiddish literature and to cultural processes. ... More


The Artistic Legacy of the Kalākaua Era

Stacy L. Kamehiro

in The Arts of Kingship: Hawaiian Art and National Culture of the Kalakaua Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832636
eISBN:
9780824868864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832636.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the enduring cultural legacy of the Kalākaua administration, which is testament to the capacity of Kalākaua-era national cultural forms to continue to generate meanings and form ... More


Free and Orderly Bodies

E. Melanie DuPuis

in Dangerous Digestion: The Politics of American Dietary Advice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520275478
eISBN:
9780520962132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275478.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter analyzes the emergence of the autonomous self, capable of free will. The bifurcation of American popular consciousness into a free “us” and a captured “other” started with slavery; and ... More


The Vicissitudes of Political Identity: Historical Narrative in the Barbarian Successor States of Western Europe

Felice Lifshitz

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 2: 400-1400

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199236428
eISBN:
9780191863349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199236428.003.0019
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter explains how national histories, ‘intended to explain at length the legitimacy of a present secular power’, certainly abounded in Western Europe during the eleventh and twelfth ... More


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