Category Archives: Nationalism

Places of Memory

When I began my reading on the topics, I found myself a little lost initially. All the concepts that we have become familiar with over the course are present, however, this idea of “social memory” is a strange one. After … Continue reading

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Places of Memory

We create memories by attaching meaning to objects, symbols, etc. These things create a connection to a specific time or place in time. Because of these memories, we become nostalgic for these past moments and places in time. This is … Continue reading

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Places of Memory

The first reading for the week, Karen E. Till’s Places of Memory, discusses the idea of using places as a form of nationalism, so that memorials, monuments, museums, and the like become more than what they are, they become symbols … Continue reading

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Place of Memory

In the article “Places of Memory”, the author writes about the sacralization of national imaginaries, the change of political regimes and the conflict over national places. Looking at these examples the article goes on to discuss how we as humans … Continue reading

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National Icons

In the article Places of Memory, Till describes the use of place in the building of a national memory, both by the state and citizens. Combined with Webster’s American Nationalism, the Flag and the Invasion of Iraq*, these two articles … Continue reading

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Patriotism and Nationalism

As far as the readings went, I have always had a hard time distinguishing between nationalism and patriotism, and the reading did little to help me in that aspect.  To me, these ideas are held together by the joint idea … Continue reading

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Places of Memory

In the article, “Places of Memory” by Karen E. Till she discusses how some of these places could be museums, monuments, cemeteries, statues, public buildings and squares, streets, historic preservation projects, plaques, and memorials. These things create symbolic space through … Continue reading

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