By Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Richard Jenkins
Even if the symbolic and political significance of flags has frequently been pointed out by way of students of nationalism, there are few in-depth reports of the importance of flags for nationwide identities. This multi-disciplinary assortment deals case reviews and comparisons of flag historical past, makes use of and controversies. This ebook brings jointly a dozen students, from various nationwide and disciplinary backgrounds, to deals a cluster of shut readings of flags of their social contexts, ordinarily modern, but additionally historic. Case reports from Denmark, England, Northern eire, Norway, Sweden, and the us discover ways that flags are contested, fire up robust feelings, might be commercialised in a few contexts yet no longer in others, function quasi-religious symbols, and as actual boundary markers; how an identical flag might be solemn and formal in a single environment, yet stand for household bliss and casual cultural intimacy in one other.
Read or Download Flag, Nation and Symbolism in Europe and America PDF
Similar european books
Content material: Invited papers -- Mechanical characterization of rubber : novel ways -- Modelling and simulation -- harm mechanisms in elastomers -- pressure softening and similar phenomena -- layout and functions -- Fatigue and time based behaviour -- try equipment and analytical thoughts
Hypothermia was once first utilized to the human in 1940 by way of Smith and Fay in an try to have an effect on the expansion of malignant tumours, and located its most crucial program first of all in open cardiac surgical procedure and latterly in neurosurgery. the 1st effects in regards to the use of hypothermia in neurosurgery have been pronounced on the First Inter nationwide Congress of Neurological Sciences held in Brussels in 1957.
Please notice this can be a brief book. This record examines the rising and speedily becoming agreement digital production in Europe [which offers the carrier of assembling digital parts onto revealed circuit forums together with layout and try] – from the perspective of either the unique gear producer and the agreement Electronics producer.
This ebook provides a serious research of the principles at the contents and results of contracts incorporated within the idea for a standard ecu revenues legislation (CESL). the ecu fee released this notion in October 2011 after which withdrew it in December 2014, although the help the concept had got from the ecu Parliament in February 2014.
- The Growth of the Antwerp Market and the European Economy: Fourteenth-Sixteenth Centuries. II Interpretation
- Late Eighteenth Century European Scientists. Volume 2
- European Retail Research: 2013, Volume 27, Issue II
- Principles of Marketing: 4th European Edition (Pie)
- EUROPEAN FUNDS FOR CROATIAN PROJECTS: A Handbook on Financial Cooperation and European Union Supported Programmes in Croatia
- Gesta Principum Polonorum: The Deeds of the Princes of the Poles
Additional info for Flag, Nation and Symbolism in Europe and America
National ﬂags therefore ‘condense’ a range of meanings and emotions pertaining to a group’s perceived common historical experience, real or imagined cultural homogeneity, and efforts to deﬁne a similarity of outlook for the future. Frequently a central purpose for such ﬂags is to highlight centripetal forces of cohesion, to overcome all existing centrifugal forces of disunion. This function is clearly critical in the multi-national states that dominate the roll of existing countries in the world today.
Thus, the hereditary principle of the heraldic coat of arms has, to some extent, been transferred to national ‘inheritance’, via monarchical rights. For example, there is a legend of the creation of the Austrian ﬂag (a tricolour with horizontal stripes of red, white and red) that found its present form with the dissolution of the AustroHungarian Empire in 1918. The legend has it that the red-white-red stripes have their origin in the Third Crusade of 1189–92, when Duke Leopold V 20 Gabriella Elgenius of Austria fought in the bloody Battle of Acre (Ptolemais) of 1191.
The colours red, white and blue became recognised as the pan-Slavic colours, and were later associated with the nineteenth-century movement recognising a common ethnic background for the eastern, western and southern Slavs, a movement rejected by the competing national identities which emerged in the twentieth century. Secondly, European ﬂags may be categorised in accordance with their immediate origins, as symbols of warfare, revolution, independence, or statereconstitution. The earliest ﬂags are symbols of warfare (of which some appeared as cross ﬂags or as naval ﬂags), as in the cases of Denmark, Sweden, England, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Russia.
Flag, Nation and Symbolism in Europe and America by Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Richard Jenkins