- STAFF PICKS
- GIFTS + GIFT CARDS
- SELL BOOKS
- FIND A STORE
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
This title in other editions
Other titles in the Cambridge Cultural Social Studies series:
Nation & Commemoration: Creating National Identities in the United States & Australiaby Lyn Spillman
Synopses & Reviews
What do people think when they imagine themselves as part of a nation? What are the experiences and symbols that define their nationhood? Nation and Commemoration examines how two similar sets of people, Australians and Americans, have created and recreated their different national identities. Lyn Spillman compares American and Australian national identities at the end of the nineteenth century and again at the end of the twentieth.
What are the experiences and symbols which define nationhood? Nation and Commemoration focuses on the major centennial and bicentennial celebrations to examine how two similar sets of people, Australians and Americans, have created and recreated their different national identities.
How US and Australian national identities formed and represented in their bi/centennial celebrations.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-244) and index.
Table of Contents
1. Comparing national identities; 2. 'Every-one admits that commemorations have their uses': producing national identities in celebration; 3. 'Our country by the world received': centennial celebrations in 1876 and 1888; 4. 'To remind ourselves that we are a united nation': bicentennial celebrations in 1976 and 1988; 5. Making nations meaningful in the United States and Australia.
What Our Readers Are Saying