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National Symbols, Fractured Identities
Contesting the National Narrative
Michael E. Geisler, ed.

Middlebury College Press



Contents

• Michael E. Geisler: Introduction: What Are National Symbols--and What Do They Do to Us?

• RELIGION AND THE SECULAR NATION
• Tamar Mayer: National Symbols in Jewish Israel: Representation and Collective Memory
• Victor Roudometof: Toward an Archaeology of National Commemorations in the Balkans

• NATIONAL SYMBOLS AND NATIONAL NARRATIVES
• Michael E. Geisler: In the Shadow of Exceptionalism: Germany's National Symbols and Public Memory after 1989
• Richard Stites: Russian Symbols--Nation, People, Ideas

• COUNTER NARRATIVES AND CONTESTATIONS
• W. Scott Poole: Lincoln in Hell: Class and Confederate Symbols in the American South
• Kathryn Lehman: The Gaucho as Contested National Icon in Argentina
• Neil Jarman: Painting Landscapes: The Place of Murals in the Symbolic Construction of Urban Space

• WRITING THE NATION IN STONE: CAPITAL CITIES AND MONUMENTS AS NATIONAL SYMBOLS
• Char Roone Miller: "Neither Palace nor Temple nor Tomb": The Lincoln Memorial in the Age of Commercial Reappropriation
• Yoram Meital: Sadat's Grave and the Commemoration of the 1973 War in Egypt
• Nihal Perera: The Making of a National Capital: Conflicts, Contradictions, and Contestations in Sri Jayawardhanapura

• About the Contributors
• Index

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