Re-enchanting Nationalisms

Rituals and Remembrances in a Postmodern Age

Authors: West, Brad

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  • Provides a systematic approach to the growing field of commemoration studies
  • Examines new ritual engagements with national history and identity
  • Combines museum studies, tourism, and cultural preservation into a cohesive theory
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This book provides original insight into the way we now engage and remember national history. Drawing on fieldwork and analysis of international case studies on state commemoration, memorialization, recreational and tourism and times of disaster and crisis, the author demonstrates that not only does the nation frequently retain a strong cultural relevance in our global world but that the emergence of new forms of ritual and remembrance means that in many instances we are seeing the re-enchantment of nationalism. Drawing upon and developing an empirically informed cultural sociology, the author charts the distinctive qualities of these new national rites and how they feed into and advance particular cosmopolitan and orthodox national politics. Because social science has so often wrongly assumed the end of nationalism, the insights of this of the book about the possibilities and limitations of contemporary nationalism demand serious consideration by academics and also by policy makers and the general public.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Towards a Cultural Sociology of Re-Enchantment

    Pages 1-21

    West, Brad

  • International Civil Religious Pilgrimage: Gallipoli and Dialogical Remembrance

    Pages 23-56

    West, Brad

  • Re-Enacting the American Civil War: Conflict, Simulation and the Sacred

    Pages 57-80

    West, Brad

  • Dialogical History in a Time of Crisis: Tourist Logics and the 2002 Bali Bombings

    Pages 81-112

    West, Brad

  • National Humanitarianism and the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami: Charitable Response and the Ethical Dilemma of Cultural Understanding

    Pages 113-136

    West, Brad

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Re-enchanting Nationalisms
Book Subtitle
Rituals and Remembrances in a Postmodern Age
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-2513-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-2513-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-2512-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5046-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 152
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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