Commemorations : the politics of national identity / edited by John R. Gillis

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Subjects: Nationalism--History
Memory--Social aspects--History
National characteristics--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1994
LC Classification: C, CB
Physical Description: xii, 290 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Memory and Identity: The History of a Relationship / R. Gillis 3
Ch. I. Is "Identity" a Useful Cross-Cultural Concept? / Richard Handler 27
Ch. II. Identity, Heritage, and History / David Lowenthal 41
Ch. III. National Memory in Early Modern England / David Cressy 61
Ch. IV. Public Memory in an American City: Commemoration in Cleveland / John Bodnar 74
Ch. V. The Museum and the Politics of Social Control in Modern Iraq / Eric Davis 90
Ch. VI. The Historic, the Legendary, and the Incredible: Invented Tradition and Collective Memory in Israel / Yael Zerubavel 105
Ch. VII. The Politics of Memory: Black Emancipation and the Civil War Monument / Kirk Savage 127
Ch. VIII. Memory and Naming in the Great War / Thomas W. Laqueur 150
Ch. IX. The War Dead and the Gold Star: American Commemoration of the First World War / G. Kurt Piebler 168
Ch. X. Art, Commerce, and the Production of Memory in France after World War I / Daniel J. Sherman 186
Ch. XI. Building Pasts: Historic Preservation and Identity in Twentieth-Century Germany / Rudy J. Koshar 215
Ch. XII. Creating the Authentic France: Struggles over French Identity in the First Half of the Twentieth Century / Herman Lebovics 239
Ch. XIII. Between Memory and Oblivion: Concentration Camps in German Memory / Claudia Koonz 258
Index 281
Additional Authors: Gillis, John R
Notes: LCCN: 93015827
ISBN: 0691032009 (cloth ; acid-free paper) :$35.00
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Is "identity" a useful cross-cultural concept? / Richard Handler -- Identity, heritage, and history / David Lowenthal -- National memory in early modern England / David Cressy -- Public memory in an American city : commemoration in Cleveland / John Bodnar -- The museum and the politics of social control in modern Iraq / Eric Davis -- The historic, the legendary, and the incredible : invented tradition and collective memory in Israel / Yael Zerubavel -- The politics of memory : Black emancipation and the Civil War monument / Kirk Savage -- Memory and naming in the Great War / Thomas W. Laqueur -- The war dead and the Gold Star : American commemoration of the First World War / G. Kurt Piehler -- Art, commerce, and the production of memory in France after World War I / Daniel J. Sherman -- Building pasts : historic preservation and identity in twentieth-century Germany / Rudy J. Koshar -- Creating the authentic France : struggles over French identity in the first half of the twentieth century / Herman Lebovics -- Between memory and oblivion : concentration camps in German memory / Claudia Koonz
OCLC Number: 28063567
ISBN/ISSN: 0691032009