Political Culture And The Making Of Modern Nation States

Author: Edward Weisband
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317254090
Size: 12,15 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 994

This book focuses on transformations of political culture from times past to future-present. It defines the meaning of political culture and explores the cultural values and institutions of kinship communities and dynastic intermediaries, including chiefdoms and early states. It systematically examines the rise and gradual universalization of modern sovereign nation-states. Contemporary debates concerning nationality, nationalism, citizenship, and hyphenated identities are engaged. The authors recount the making of political culture in the American nation-state and look at the processes of internal colonialism in the American experience, examining how major ethnic, sectarian, racial, and other distinctions arose and congealed into social and cultural categories. The book concludes with a study of the Holocaust, genocide, crimes against humanity, and the political cultures of violation in post-colonial Rwanda and in racialized ethno-political conflicts in various parts of the world. Struggles over legitimacy in nation-building and state-building are at the heart of this new take on the important role of political culture.

Teachers Schools And The Making Of The Modern Chinese Nation State 1897 1937

Author: Xiaoping Cong
Editor: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774841338
Size: 13,62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 687

During the educational and social transformations in politically tumultuous early twentieth-century China, Chinese teacher's schools played a critical role. They were a force in the changes that swept Chinese society, bridging Chinese and Western ideals, empowering women, and contributing to rural modernization. This innovative account examines the social and political aspects and impacts of these schools, their role in a society in transistion, and their production of grassroots forces that lead to the Communist Revolution.

State Power And Politics In The Making Of The Modern Middle East

Author: Roger Owen
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134432917
Size: 18,62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 769

Roger Owen has fully revised and updated his authoritative text to take into account the latest developments in the Middle East. This book continues to serve as an excellent introduction for newcomers to the modern history and politics of this fascinating region. This third edition continues to explore the emergence of individual Middle Eastern states since the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of the First World War and the key themes that have characterized the region since then.

The Oxford Handbook Of The History Of Nationalism

Author: John Breuilly
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199209197
Size: 13,75 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 559

Thirty-six essays by a team of leading scholars providing a global coverage of the history of nationalism in its different aspects - its ideas, its sentiments, and its politics.

The Making Of Modern Iran

Author: Dr Stephanie Cronin
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136026940
Size: 18,66 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 405

This collection of essays, by a distinguished group of specialists, offers a new and exciting interpretation of Riza Shah's Iran. A period of key importance, the years between 1921-1941 have, until now, remained relatively neglected. Recently, however, there has been a marked revival of interest in the history of these two decades and this collection brings together some of the best of this recent new scholarship. Illustrating the diversity and complexity of interpretations to which contemporary scholarship has given rise, the collection looks at both the high politics of the new state and at 'history from below', examining some of the fierce controversies which have arisen surrounding such issues as the gender politics of the new regime, the nature of its nationalism, and its treatment of minorities.

The Making Of Modern Turkey

Author: Ugur Ümit Üngör
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199655227
Size: 19,27 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 815

Offers a novel perspective on the establishment of the Turkish nation state and highlights how the Young Turk regime, from 1913 to 1950, subjected Eastern Turkey to various forms of nationalist population policies aimed at ethnically homogenizing the region and including it in the Turkish nation state.

The Politics Of India Since Independence

Author: Paul R. Brass
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521459709
Size: 13,16 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 981

A comprehensive and up-to-date study of the major political, cultural and economic changes in India during the past 45 years.

Schooling And The Making Of Citizens In The Long Nineteenth Century

Author: Daniel Tr Hler
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136733477
Size: 10,29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 362

This book is a comparative history that explores the social, cultural, and political formation of the modern nation through the construction of public schooling. It asks how modern school systems arose in a variety of different republics and non-republics across four continents during the long nineteenth century.

Empire To Nation

Author: Joseph Esherick
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742540316
Size: 15,24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 692

The fall of empires and the rise of nation-states was a defining political transition in the making of the modern world. Here, ten prominent specialists discuss the empire-to-nation transition in comparative perspective. Chapters on Latin America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Russia, and China illustrate both the common features and the diversity of the transition. While previous studies have focused on the rise and fall of empires or on nationalism and the process of nation-building, this intriguing volume concentrates on the empire-to-nation transition itself.

The Making Of Modern Irish History

Author: D. George Boyce
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134807627
Size: 16,69 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 239

This volume brings together distinguished historians of Ireland, each of whom tackles a key question, issue or event in Irish history since the eighteenth century and: * examines its historiography * assesses the context of new interpretations * considers the strengths and weaknesses of revisionist ideas * offers their own interpretation. Topics covered are not only of historical interest but, in the context of recent revisionist debates, of contemporary political significance. These original contributions take account of new evidence and perspectives, as well as up-to-date historical methodology. Their combination of synthesis and analysis represent a valuable guide to the present state of the writing of modern Irish history.