Edited Volume: "Contested Ground: National Symbols and National Identity" - Call for Contributions.
"Contested Ground: National Symbols and National Identity."
This volume is third in a new series published by the University Press of New England. Scheduled publication date is 2001 or early 2002. Please send two-page abstracts or inquiries by July 1 (e-mail or hard copy). Final articles between 20 and 25 pp.
What are the documents, narratives and symbols (flag, anthem, capital, national holiday, etc.) most central to the cultural identity of specific nations? What were the original contexts that produced these articulations of cultural particularity? Do they reflect the usurption of the national narrative by a dominant region or social class, or were they a true expression of popular identity formation? What were the historical facts underlying specific foundation myths and how were these facts bent to fit the mold of the national narrative? What were the competing or suppressed narratives/symbols and in what way do they challenge or contest the (currently) dominant foundation myths and their interpretation of national identity?
The articles assembled in this volume will examine various foundational narratives and the major conflicts underlying them. Important primary documents (texts, reproductions etc.) should be included in the article, along with a brief section covering access to original source materials.
(For a more detailed description of this volume or the International Studies Series contact the editor).
Still looking for contributions on U.S., Argentina or Brazil, Turkey, Iran, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, China, Japan, India, Pakistan.
Michael E. Geisler, Ph.D.
Professor of German
FIC Cook 13
Middlebury, VT. 05753
(until August 1) Email: email@example.com
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