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The contested nation

The contested nation
ethnicity, class, religion and gender in national histories

  • ISBN: 9780230500068
  • Editorial: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Lugar de la edición: New York. Estados Unidos de Norteamérica
  • Colección: Writing the nation series
  • Encuadernación: Cartoné
  • Medidas: 24 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 634
  • Idiomas: Inglés

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Resumen

Edited by Stefan Berger and Chris Lorenz. How did national histories in Europe come into being and which were most successful in underpinning national identities? Who constructed the narratives of #the nation# and why were they accepted, rejected or contested? How did the discourse of #the nation# integrate narratives of ethnicity, race, class, religion and gender? This volume provides answers to these questions in a truly comparative and transnational way. It highlights how ideas and cultural practices travelled across national boundaries. Among others, it analyzes the formative influence of religious storylines on national narratives # like that of #The Promised Land# and that of #Birth, Death, and Resurrection#. The volume explains why and how so many national histories in Europe represented other nations as their special enemies. It thus uncovers the intricate interrelationships between national histories and highlights the role their writers have played in paving the conflict-ridden and bloody road to a united Europe in the 21st Century. Notes on Contributors Acknowledgements Maps of Europe 1789-2005 Introduction: National History Writing in Europe in a Global Age; S.Berger & C.Lorenz Representations of Identity: Ethnicity, Race, Class, Gender and Religion. An introduction into conceptual history; C.Lorenz The Metaphor of the Master #Narrative Hierarchy# in National Historical Cultures of Europe; K.Thijs Nation and Ethnicity; J.Leerssen Religion, Nation, and European Representations of the Past; J.C.Kennedy The #Nation# and #Class#: European National Master-Narratives and Their Social #Other#; G.Deneckere & T.Welskopp Where Are Women in National Histories?; J.Malecková National Historians and the Discourse of the #Other#: France and Germany; H.Frey and S.Jordan Ethnicity, Religion, Class and Gender and the #Island Story/ies#: Great Britain and Ireland; K.Robbins Nordic National Histories; P.Aronsson, N.Fulsås, P.Haapala, & B.Eric Jensen Weak and Strong Nations

Edited by Stefan Berger and Chris Lorenz

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