Lecture 10 -- How to Define a Contested Nation

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 6/13/11 How to Define a Contested Nation Monday, September 27
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6/13/11 Second Paper Assignment 1) Consider the various divisions discussed in this module. What do these divisions, whether between a king and revolutionaries, different regions, or social classes, tell you about nations? Do these divisions affirm the existence of nations? Or do they suggest that, contrary to what nationalists often claim, nations exist
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6/13/11 2) In what ways do (and have) people encountered their nations in their daily lives? Do nations exist, as Ernest Renan argues, through a "daily plebiscite" where people consciously devote themselves to being French, American, etc.? Or is it more accurate to say, as Michael Billig suggests, that many people think in national terms only because of encounters with "unwaved flags"?
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6/13/11 3) In the 19th century, intellectuals and politicians, especially in Europe and North America, often associated nationalism with freedom, equality,
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This note was uploaded on 06/13/2011 for the course HIST 374 taught by Professor Prior during the Fall '10 term at South Carolina.

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Lecture 10 -- How to Define a Contested Nation - How to...

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