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Partisan Histories : The Past in Contemporary Global Politics - P. Kenney

Partisan Histories

The Past in Contemporary Global Politics

By: P. Kenney (Editor), M. Friedman (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2005
ISBN: 9781403964557
Number Of Pages: 198

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This collection provides an introduction to the multiple uses of history in contemporary political debate and conflict, for introductory and advanced courses in comparative politics and contemporary world history. As communities reimagine themselves, a contest over defining legitimacy, identifying us and others, and jockeying for political control intersects with fights over history and memory. Here distinguished scholars examine how competing versions of national identity are legitimized through appeals to carefully constructed "pasts" both in democracies and in repressive regimes. The essays focus on the cases of Armenia, Chile, France, Germany, India and Pakistan, Israel and Palestine, Japan, Nigeria, and the United States to draw broader conclusions about the worldwide effect of traumatic memory, questions of punishment and restitution, and the instrumentalization of the past for political purposes.

History in Politics
New Regimes
The Past in the Politics of Divided and Unified Germany
Apologizing for the Past Between Japan and Korea
Breaking the Silence in Post-Authoritarian Chile
Political Uses of the Recent Past in the Spanish Post-authoritarian Democracy
New Nations
Constructing Primordialism: Old Histories for New Nations (Kazakhstan and Armenia)
Knowledge For Politics: Partisan Histories and Communal Mobilization in India and Pakistan
Historiophobia or the Enslavement of History: The Role of the 1948 Ethnic Cleansing in the Contemporary Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
Nigeria: The Past in the Present
New Lessons
Histories and "Lessons" of the Vietnam War
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ISBN: 9781403964557
ISBN-10: 1403964556
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 198
Published: 1st June 2005
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1

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