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Ethnic Symbolism and Official Apologies 1

Jacob T. Levy

in The Multiculturalism of Fear

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297123
eISBN:
9780191599767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297122.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Examines symbolic ethnic politics: the politics of place names, group names, national symbols, official apologies, and other matters that do not affect the rights or resources of any particular ... More


The Virgin of Guadalupe: A Mexican National Symbol

Eric R. Wolf

in Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223332
eISBN:
9780520924871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223332.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter attempts to unravel the different strands and levels of motivation and interest that were historically brought together into a powerful collective representation. It represents an effort ... More


Performing Patriotism: Rituals and Moral Authority in a Jordanian High School

Fida J. Adely

in Gendered Paradoxes: Educating Jordanian Women in Nation, Faith, and Progress

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226006901
eISBN:
9780226006925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226006925.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter argues that the ambiguities of national symbols, particularly when read through a gendered analysis, function to challenge the regime’s national narrative and its efforts to be ... More


America in Person: The Evolution of National Symbols [1992]

John Higham

in Hanging Together: Unity and Diversity in American Culture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088182
eISBN:
9780300129823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088182.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

From the late 1960s to the late 1980s, few studies have focused on American national consciousness and national identity as intellectual and cultural historians avoided the problem of nationalism. ... More


La Caridad del Cobre: Mother and Author of the Cuban People

Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029979
eISBN:
9780813039343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029979.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the history of and devotion to La Caridad del Cobre in Cuba. It analyses her story to explore Cuban/Cuban-American identity and to construct a Cuban/Cuban-American Mariology ... More


Inscribing Jews into the Nation

Misha Klein

in Kosher Feijoada and Other Paradoxes of Jewish Life in São Paulo

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039879
eISBN:
9780813043784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039879.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores the ways in which the nation constructs itself in relation to Jews, and how Jews actively participate in this historical revision. The recognition of the small population is ... More


Celebrating the Ottoman Past, the Victorious Second Balkan War and the Reinstatement of Edirne: Heralding the Rebirth of the Nation

Eyal Ginio

in The Ottoman Culture of Defeat: The Balkan Wars and their Aftermath

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190264031
eISBN:
9780190638498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264031.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The short Second Balkan War and the subsequent Ottoman territorial gains (including the city of Edirne) enabled Ottoman politicians and publicists to perceive the regeneration of the nation as a ... More


Introduction

John Higham

in Hanging Together: Unity and Diversity in American Culture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088182
eISBN:
9780300129823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088182.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book explores the changing contours of American culture based on the work of John Higham, one of America's foremost historians. Higham undertook case studies that focus on American diversity as ... More


The “Kimchi Wars” in Globalizing East Asia: Consuming Class, Gender, Health, and National Identity

Kyung-Koo Han

in Consuming Korean Tradition in Early and Late Modernity: Commodification, Tourism, and Performance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833930
eISBN:
9780824870416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833930.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on kimchi consumption in modern South Korea, suggesting that a deep sense of national anxiety about globalization undergirds kimchi's prominence as a national symbol in a country ... More


Panda Nation: The Construction and Conservation of China's Modern Icon

E. Elena Songster

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199393671
eISBN:
9780199393701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199393671.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Panda Nation links the emergence of the giant panda as a national symbol to the development of nature protection in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), 1949-present. The panda’s transformation into ... More


Covenant: Guadalupe and the Mexican Nation

Timothy Matovina

in Theologies of Guadalupe: From the Era of Conquest to Pope Francis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190902759
eISBN:
9780190902780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190902759.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Father Miguel Hidalgo famously adopted the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe as the banner for the insurrectionary movement that led to Mexican independence. Following independence, Guadalupe’s strong ... More


Obscurity, Oddity, and Icon: The Emergence of the Giant Panda as Animal and Image

E. Elena Songster

in Panda Nation: The Construction and Conservation of China's Modern Icon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199393671
eISBN:
9780199393701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199393671.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

With the benefit of scientific studies, popular media, and zoo displays, this chapter traces the transformation of the giant panda from an unknown animal to a national treasure. Prior to the ... More


Conclusion

E. Elena Songster

in Panda Nation: The Construction and Conservation of China's Modern Icon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199393671
eISBN:
9780199393701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199393671.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

The panda did not become an official symbol of the PRC in a debate over worthy animal emblems, but emerged as a representation of China in various contexts by fulfilling specific needs of the nation. ... More


From Anarchy to Absolutism

Lucien J. Frary

in Russia and the Making of Modern Greek Identity, 1821–1844

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198733775
eISBN:
9780191798191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733775.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter probes the process of nation-state building in Greece based on Russian archival materials during the transition period from anarchy to absolutism (1833–5). It elucidates prevailing ... More


Devī in the Diaspora

Rachel Fell McDermott

in Revelry, Rivalry, and Longing for the Goddesses of Bengal: The Fortunes of Hindu Festivals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231129190
eISBN:
9780231527873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231129190.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on the Pūjā committees and celebrations of the American diaspora and the transformations occurring in the homes of Bengali immigrants. The chapter asks: to what extent are ... More


Introduction

E. Elena Songster

in Panda Nation: The Construction and Conservation of China's Modern Icon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199393671
eISBN:
9780199393701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199393671.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Panda Nation examines the giant panda and its fascinating qualities as an animal while tracing the story of its rise from obscurity to global prominence as a symbol of nature and the nation of China. ... More


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