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Heloise Brown

patriotism.’16 The common ground between these liberal perspectives and their Evangelical equivalents described above was a vision of universalism, a humanity that transcended all other considerations. Primarily, however, it was conceptions of international citizenship that gathered pace in the twentieth century and became more readily identified with feminist argument. Virginia Woolf ’s classic reformulation of women’s nationhood in Three Guineas epitomised this approach, and popularised the idea that women experienced their nationalism and patriotism in very different

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Towards a teleological model of nationalism
David Bruce MacDonald

Adrian Hastings, The Construction of Nationhood: Ethnicity, Religion and Nationalism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997) p. 187. 5 Ibid. pp. 201; 205. 6 See Bruce Cauthen’s discussion of ‘divine election’ in ‘The Myth of Divine Election and 35 2441Chapter1 16/10/02 8:03 am Page 36 Balkan holocausts? 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Afrikaner Ethnogenesis’, in Geoffrey Hosking and George Schöpflin (eds), Myths and Nationhood (London: C. Hurst & Company, 1997) p. 113. See Harold Fisch, The Zionist

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Peter Burnell

is all the more remarkable to find group tendencies bidding for a place among the defining features of American nationalism too. And if democracy only thrives where there is some shared identity equivalent to nationhood (demos), that too must feature in the building plans for the EU (Warleigh) – as well as being a vital issue in countries emerging from the dismantling of former socialist states and in Asia too. Thus issues of both state and nation feature prominently in alternative scenarios depicting the democratic possibilities, but with distinct regional

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Lady Liberty and the construction of ‘the New Native’ on currency in Oregon’s colonial period
Ashley Cordes

Coins are far more than tiny denominations of money made of malleable metals. They are collectibles, good luck charms, repositories of stories, sentiments of nationhood, remembrances of violence and storers of possibility. In this chapter, I analyse two aged coins in the context of settler colonialism in America, specifically in the state of Oregon. The first is an 1853 half dollar coin and the second is an 1854 full dollar coin, both decorated with the face of Lady Liberty and other significant symbols. Between 1853 and 1854, the coin

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Contested narratives of the independence struggle in postconfl ict Timor-Leste
Henri Myrttinen

-level proceedings and, to an extent, the work of the CAVR, the procedures remained very much within the limits of Western-style formal justice with little room for local belief systems. In interviews, some veterans would contrast East Timorese independence and nationhood with that of other neighbouring nations, for example in the South Pacific, who, as they disdainfully put it, ‘were handed independence on a gold plate’, i.e. were decolonised in a peaceful manner. The fact that Timor-Leste had fought and suffered for its independence thus made it ‘worthier’ in a sense. This is

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Writing home in recent Irish memoirs and autobiographies (John McGahern’s Memoir, Hugo Hamilton’s The Speckled People, Seamus Deane’s Reading in the Dark and John Walsh’s The Falling Angels)
Stephen Regan

Irish autobiography, however, the intense relationship between the psychology of the self and the politics of nationhood has been rendered through an especially powerful and experimental preoccupation with place and time. One of the unusual and distinctive features of recent autobiographical writing has been its tendency to highlight its own spatial and temporal complexities as a way of denoting the problematic nature of identity. A strong commitment to the co-ordinates of place and time might well be expected in nationalist memoirs and autobiographical writings by

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Theorising the en-gendered nation
Elleke Boehmer

, therefore, which this chapter will theorise, and the following chapters will further exemplify and expand, is that gender forms the formative dimension for the construction of nationhood, if in relation to varying contextual determinants across different regions and countries. This is a point which, with remarkable unanimity, leading male theorists of the nation such as Benedict Anderson, Eric Hobsbawm, and Anthony Smith have either ignored or failed to address, often choosing even so to define the nation, BOEHMER Makeup 3/22/05 2:55 PM Page 23 John's G5:Users

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A dialogue with Islam as a pattern of conflict resolution and a security approach vis-à-vis Islamism
Bassam Tibi

process as based on mutual acceptance in terms of each ‘acknowledging the other’s nationhood’, as Herbert Kelman of Harvard, a mediator in the peace process, has put it ( 1992 : 18–38). In this regard we need to ask whether, and in a commitment to peace, the Islamists acknowledge the place of Israel in the Middle East 18 and the right of the Jewish people to sovereignty over the grounds of

in Redefining security in the Middle East
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Kevin Harrison
Tony Boyd

replacement. The American Revolution and, especially, the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars played a vital role in the development of modern nationalism. Before these conflicts an individual’s loyalty was essentially to another individual (the monarch, for example). Most aspects of Europe’s ancien régime were overthrown during the French Wars and a sense of nationhood was stimulated in most nations

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Yasmin Gunaratnam
Gargi Bhattacharyya
William Davies
Sukhwant Dhaliwal
Emma Jackson
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Roiyah Saltus

Foucault's sense. Political questions of territory, nationhood, border, security and law return to the fore, overwhelming (or perhaps co-opting) questions of efficiency, macroeconomic growth, utility and aggregate welfare in the process. The need to display ‘toughness’ on immigration, to speak in terms of national symbolism (as opposed to aggregate outcomes), to sympathise with personal and local experiences of migration (as opposed to evidence

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