Gérard Bouchard's National Myths: Constructed Pasts, Contested Presents PDF

By Gérard Bouchard

National myths are actually heavily puzzled in a few societies. within the West, for example, a few components have mixed to destabilise the symbolic beginning of countries and collective identities. hence, the analysis of a deep cultural trouble has develop into usual. certainly, who at the present time has now not heard concerning the erosion of universal values or the undermining of social team spirit? yet to successfully tackle this factor, can we recognize sufficient concerning the nature and function of myths in smooth and postmodern societies?

Against this history, National Myths: developed Pasts, Contested Presents depends on a pattern of countries from around the globe and seeks to spotlight the functioning of nationwide myths, either as representations that make feel of a collectivity, and as socially grounded instruments utilized in an internet of energy relatives. the gathering attracts jointly contributions from foreign specialists to ascertain the current nation of nationwide myths, and their destiny in today’s rapidly-changing society. Can – or needs to – countries do with no this kind of overarching symbolic configurations that nationwide myths supply? if this is the case, how one can reconsider the materials and the way forward for our societies?

This e-book will entice scholars and students attracted to sociology, nationwide, id and reminiscence experiences, myths, shared ideals, or collective imaginaries.

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