Cypriot Nationalisms in Context

History, Identity and Politics

Editors: Kyritsi, Thekla, Christofis, Nikos (Eds.)

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  • Explores the emergence of nationalism as a form of identity, ideology and politics, taking Cyprus as its case study
  • Considers the changing characteristics and meanings of nationalism from the late nineteenth century to the present day
  • Puts nationalism in a broader comparative and intellectual context, offering international comparisons and insights from a range of disciplines, such as history, postcolonial studies, politics, economics and gender studies
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This book explores the different perspectives and historical moments of nationalism in Cyprus. It does this by looking at nationalism as a form of identity, as a form of ideology, and as a form of politics. The fifteen contributors to this book are scholars of different scientific backgrounds and present Cypriot nationalisms from an interdisciplinary framework, including approaches such as history, political science, psychology, and gender studies. The chapters take a historical approach to nationalism and argue that the world of nations, ethnic identity, and national ideology are neither eternal, nor ahistorical nor primordial, but are rather socially constructed and function within particular historical and social contexts. As a land that was, and still is, marked by opposed nationalisms – that is, Greek and Turkish – Cyprus constitutes a fertile ground for examining the history, the dynamics, and the dialectics of nationalism.


     


About the authors

Thekla Kyritsi is a PhD candidate in Political Science and History at Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences in Athens, Greece. Her published work includes research on women and the early Cypriot press, gender history and the Political Left, as well as contemporary research on gender inequalities. She is a founding member of the Cypriot NGO “Center for Gender Equality and History”.

Nikos Christofis is an Assistant Professor at the Center of Turkish Studies and at the College of History and Civilization at Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an, China. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes in Greek, Turkish, English and Spanish. He is the co-author of From the French to the Turkish ’68: The Left and the Radicalization of the Student Movement and edited, and contributed to, Cyprus, the Left and (Post)Colonialism (both in Greek). He is a member of the editorial board of the journal New Middle Eastern Studies.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Cypriot Nationalism(s) in Context

    Christofis, Nikos (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • The Rise of Greek Cypriot Nationalism to Hegemony: Agency, Particularities, and Popularization

    Katsourides, Yiannos

    Pages 25-46

  • National Identity, Otherness, and Bi-communal RelationsRelations Through the Cypriot Greek-Speaking Press Between 1878 and 1912

    Nikolaou, Petros

    Pages 47-73

  • The Legislative Council and Its Historical/Political Implications in Cyprus (1882–1931)

    Onurkan-Samani, Meltem

    Pages 75-92

  • Engendering Nationalism in Modern Cyprus: The First Women’s Organizations

    Kyritsi, Thekla

    Pages 93-110

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-97804-8
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-97803-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cypriot Nationalisms in Context
Book Subtitle
History, Identity and Politics
Editors
  • Thekla Kyritsi
  • Nikos Christofis
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97804-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97804-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97803-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 340
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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