Nationalism, Marxism, and African American Literature by Anthony Dawahare

By Anthony Dawahare

In the course of and after the Harlem Renaissance, highbrow forces --nationalism and Marxism--clashed and altered the way forward for African American writing. present literary pondering says that writers with nationalist leanings wrote the main appropriate fiction, poetry, and prose of the day. Nationalism, Marxism, and African American Literature among the Wars: a brand new Pandora's field demanding situations that idea. It boldly proposes that such writers as A. Philip Randolph, Langston Hughes, and Richard Wright, who usually observed the realm when it comes to classification fight, did extra to improve the anti-racist politics of African American letters than writers akin to Countee Cullen, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Alain Locke, and Marcus Garvey, who remained enmeshed in nationalist and racialist discourse. comparing the nice impression of Marxism and nationalism on black authors from the Harlem Renaissance and the melancholy period, Anthony Dawahare argues that the unfold of nationalist ideologies and routine among the realm wars did advisor valid political wishes of black writers for a global with out racism. however the nationalist channels of political and cultural resistance didn't deal with the capitalist origin of recent racial discrimination. in the course of the interval often called the "Red Decade" (1929-1941), black writers constructed the various sharpest opinions of the capitalist global and therefore expected modern scholarship at the highbrow and political risks of nationalism for the operating category. because it examines the development of the good melancholy, the e-book specializes in the shift of black writers to the Communist Left, together with analyses of the Communists' place at the "Negro Question," the unconventional poetry of Langston Hughes, and the writings of Richard Wright. Anthony Dawahare is an affiliate professor of English at California nation collage, Northridge. He has been released in African American evaluation, MELUS, Twentieth-Century Literature, and feedback: A Quarterly for Literature, and the humanities.

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Nationalism, Religion, and Ethics by Gregory Baum

By Gregory Baum

All of us have passports: we belong to a country. but the nationalism that has created international locations is an ambiguous phenomenon that has introduced self-determination to a couple humans and persecution and demise to others. while is nationalism ethically applicable? In fantastically basic language, Gregory Baum discusses the writings of 4 males whose nationalism used to be formed by means of their faith and their time: Martin Buber's speeches on Zionism earlier than the construction of Israel; Mahatma Gandhi's influential incitement to peaceable resistance opposed to British imperialism; Paul Tillich's booklet on socialism and nationalism which used to be banned via the Nazis; and Jacques Grand'Maison's defence of Quebecois nationalism within the wake of the province's Quiet Revolution. Baum additionally examines nationalism in an international ruled by way of transnational organizations and fiscal globalisation: for instance, how does Scottish nationalism healthy in the eu Union, and the way can the Church of Scotland give a contribution to this secular flow? eventually, Baum turns to Quebec and its pressure among ethnic and civil nationalism. As a province with a homogenous and specific tradition that's varied from that of the rustic surrounding it, how can Quebec warrantly its personal survival in an ethically applicable manner? This quiet masterpiece of transparent considering and humane reasoning illuminates the makes use of and misdirections of 1 of the main strong forces in politics and society.

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The Cultural Politics of Nationalism and Nation-Building: by Rachel Tsang, Eric Taylor Woods

By Rachel Tsang, Eric Taylor Woods

Rituals and performances are a key topic within the learn of countries and nationalism. With the purpose of stimulating additional examine during this region, this booklet explores, debates and evaluates the function of rituals and performances within the emergence, patience and transformation of countries, nationalisms and nationwide identity.

The chapters comprising this booklet examine a various array of up to date and old phenomena in relation to the symbolic lifetime of countries, from the Yasukuni Shrine in Japan to the Louvre in France, written by way of an interdisciplinary forged of world-renowned and up-and-coming students. all of the members has been inspired to consider how his or her specific process and techniques pertains to the others. This has given upward push to a number of routine debates and issues working in the course of the ebook over how researchers should method rituals and performances and the way they could top be studied.

The Cultural Politics of Nationalism and Nation-Building

will entice scholars and students of ethnicity and nationalism, sociology, political technology, anthropology, cultural reviews, functionality reviews, paintings historical past and architecture.

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Mobilizing the Home Front: War Bonds And Domestic Propaganda by James J. Kimble

By James J. Kimble

Kimble examines the U.S. Treasury’s 8 warfare bond drives that raised over $185 billion—the greatest unmarried household propaganda crusade identified to that point. The crusade enlisted such figures as Judy Garland, Norman Rockwell, Irving Berlin, and Donald Duck to domesticate nationwide morale and persuade americans to shop for conflict bonds.

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The Post-Soviet Wars by Christoph Zurcher

By Christoph Zurcher

The Post-Soviet Wars is a comparative account of the equipped violence within the Caucusus sector, taking a look at 4 key components: Chechnya, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Dagestan. Zürcher's aim is to appreciate the beginning and nature of the violence in those areas, the reaction and suppression from the post-Soviet regime and the ensuing results, all with an eye fixed towards realizing why a few conflicts became violent, while others no longer. particularly, in Dagestan real violent clash has no longer erupted, an exception of political balance for the zone. The ebook presents a short background of the quarter, rather the cave in of the Soviet Union and the ensuing adjustments that happened within the wake of this toppling. Zürcher conscientiously seems to be on the stipulations inside of every one area -- financial, ethnic, non secular, and political -- to make feel of why a few became to violent clash and a few didn't and what the way forward for the area may possibly portend.

This very important quantity presents either an summary of the zone that's either up to date and finished in addition to an obtainable knowing of the present scholarship on mobilization and violence.

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Nationalism in Europe: 1850 to the Present by Stuart Woolf

By Stuart Woolf

Nationalism is almost very unlikely to not determine oneself with a geographical region, and but nationalism is traditionally a latest phenomenon. This reader of vintage texts attracts on authors spanning a chronological interval and from various eu international locations - together with John Stuart Mill and Otto Bauer - to discover the subject matter of nationalism in Europe. It offers texts lengthy adequate for the undergraduate scholar to review significantly, and makes to be had the vital development blocks for theoretical dialogue.

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Instilling Religion in Greek and Turkish Nationalism: A by Ioannis N. Grigoriadis

By Ioannis N. Grigoriadis

The 1st comparative research to check the function of faith within the formation of Greek and Turkish nationalisms, this booklet argues that the shift to an more and more spiritual paradigm in either international locations will be defined by way of the exigencies of consolidation and the necessity to entice grassroots parts and account for range.

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Nationalism and the Body Politic: Psychoanalysis and the by Lene Auestad

By Lene Auestad

This quantity goals to query the new revival of neo-nationalist guidelines within the mild of what subconscious fantasies are concerned about those advancements. It examines either contemporary events of right-wing extremism and how during which rearticulated neo-ethnic principles were followed by means of mainstream politicians and in mainstream public discourse. Politicians from except the right-wing populist events have tended to withstand particular methods of speaking which are thought of too extremist, instead of their underlying body of interpretation.

Governments throughout Europe have followed anti-immigrant and anti-Roma regulations. Xenophobia and hostility in the direction of 'others' is at the upward push, in addition to appeals to "Tradition and Security". 'Cultures of worry' are associated with fantasies of fusion or 'imagined sameness'. along a twin of the kingdom as a mom and/or father, Reich (1933) known as awareness to the myth of the country as a physique, echoed in Money-Kyrle's (1939) characterization of 'group hypochondria' in reference to the burning of witches and heretics; "The Church, and nation united to it, may well tolerate no overseas physique inside itself, and became ferociously upon any that it found." to deal with the present political advancements, the quantity stresses the urgency of figuring out the fantasies and impacts which underpin them.

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