Kamikaze, Cherry Blossoms, and Nationalisms: The by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney

By Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney

Why did nearly 1000 hugely informed "student squaddies" volunteer to serve in Japan's tokkotai (kamikaze) operations close to the top of worldwide conflict II, even if Japan was once wasting the battle? during this interesting learn of the function of symbolism and aesthetics in totalitarian ideology, Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney indicates how the country manipulated the accepted jap image of the cherry blossom to persuade people who it used to be their honor to "die like attractive falling cherry petals" for the emperor. Drawing on diaries by no means earlier than released in English, Ohnuki-Tierney describes those younger men's agonies or even defiance opposed to the imperial ideology. Passionately dedicated to cosmopolitan highbrow traditions, the pilots observed the cherry blossom now not in militaristic phrases, yet as a logo of the painful good looks and unresolved ambiguities in their tragically short lives. utilizing Japan to illustrate, the writer breaks new floor within the figuring out of symbolic conversation, nationalism, and totalitarian ideologies and their execution.

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Nations: The Long History and Deep Roots of Political by Azar Gat, Alexander Yakobson

By Azar Gat, Alexander Yakobson

What are the origins of nationalism and why is it in a position to arousing such excessive feelings? during this significant examine, Azar Gat counters the existing stylish theories in response to which international locations and nationalism are glossy and contrived or 'invented'. He sweeps throughout background and worldwide to bare that ethnicity has constantly been hugely political and that countries and nationwide states have existed because the starting of statehood millennia in the past. He lines the deep roots of ethnicity and nationalism in human nature, exhibiting how tradition suits into human evolution from as early as our aboriginal and, at the side of kinship, defines ethnicity and ethnic allegiances. From the increase of states and empires to the current day, this e-book sheds new mild at the explosive nature of ethnicity and nationalism, in addition to on their extra freeing and altruistic roles in forging identification and unity.

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Creating a New Medina: State Power, Islam, and the Quest for by Venkat Dhulipala

By Venkat Dhulipala

This booklet examines how the belief of Pakistan used to be articulated and debated within the public sphere and the way well known enthusiasm was once generated for its profitable fulfillment, in particular within the an important province of UP (now Uttar Pradesh) within the final decade of British colonial rule in India. It argues that Pakistan used to be no longer a easily a obscure concept that serendipitously emerged as a geographical region, yet used to be popularly imagined as a sovereign Islamic kingdom, a brand new Medina, as a few referred to as it. during this regard, it was once envisaged because the harbinger of Islam's renewal and upward push within the 20th century, the recent chief and protector of the worldwide group of Muslims, and a helpful successor to the defunct Turkish Caliphate. The ebook additionally in particular foregrounds the severe position performed by means of Deobandi ulama in articulating this imagined nationwide group with an wisdom of Pakistan's international ancient value.

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East German Distinctiveness in a Unified Germany by Jonathan Grix, Paul Cooke

By Jonathan Grix, Paul Cooke

Creation - the character of study - The 'Nuts and Bolts' of study - Getting all started in examine - The development Blocks of study - Introducing the major study Paradigms - the categories and makes use of of idea in study - Introducing study equipment - educational criteria, Plagiarism and Ethics in study - end: precis of Key issues - Appendix 1: phases of study - Appendix 2: word list of phrases - Bibliography.

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Internationalism and Nationalism in European Political by C. Holbraad

By C. Holbraad

The political historical past of recent Europe might be noticeable by way of non-stop interplay among rivalling types of internationalism and numerous different types of nationalism. This publication distinguishes, analyses and provides different types and sorts of internationalist and nationalist ideology that experience performed major components within the overseas politics of the zone, fairly because the moment global warfare. It shows the origins of every trend of idea, strains its improvement, brings out its courting with different strands of proposal and descriptions its significant political impacts. The emphasis is on internationalist help for and nationalist competition to the valuable neighborhood overseas organisations.

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We, the Peoples of Europe by Susan George

By Susan George

Is the ecu structure useless within the water? even though it can have disappeared from the headlines, right-wing ecu leaders haven't given up on pushing via a binding european textual content offering overall freedom for items, companies and capital yet few benefits for Europeans. A extra neo-liberal anti-democratic record than the only rejected via the French and the Dutch could be difficult to visualize, however the new reform treaty attempts demanding. What have they got in shop for us? What may still eu humans be combating for? prime author and alter-globalisation activist Susan George explains what's at stake for all peoples of Europe. What needs to we reject and the way will this kind of rfile have an effect on our lives? Who will it particularly empower--corporations or traditional Europeans? what sort of destiny will we are looking to construct jointly as Europeans? Written with readability and authority, We the Peoples of Europe may also help you're making up your personal brain.

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Nationalism and the Moral Psychology of Community by Bernard Yack

By Bernard Yack

Nationalism is one among sleek history's nice surprises. How is it that the country, a comparatively outdated kind of group, has risen to such prominence in an period so strongly pointed out with the person? Bernard Yack argues that it's the inadequacy of our figuring out of group - and particularly the ethical psychology that animates it - that has made this question so tough to reply to. Yack develops a broader and extra versatile conception of neighborhood and indicates the right way to use it within the examine of countries and nationalism. What makes nationalism this type of robust and morally not easy strength in our lives is the interaction of previous emotions of communal loyalty and comparatively new ideals approximately well known sovereignty. via uncovering this fraught dating, Yack strikes our realizing of nationalism past the oft-rehearsed debate among primordialists and modernists, those that exaggerate our lack of individuality and people who underestimate the intensity of communal attachments. a super and compelling booklet, "Nationalism and the ethical Psychology of group" units out a revisionist perception of nationalism that can not be missed.

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Women's Suffrage in Asia: Gender, Nationalism and Democracy by Louise Edwards

By Louise Edwards

Together with chapters on Indonesia, India, Thailand, China, the Philippines, Japan, Malaysia, Korea, Vietnam and foreign suffrage connections, Women's Suffrage in Asia engages in debates on suffrage within the sector by means of elevating concerns special to the country's case experiences awarded. It explains why the background of suffrage is overlooked within the nationalist historiography and untangles the connections among tradition, nationalism and colonialism within the context of women's struggles for suffrage.

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