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By Professor Elie Podeh

ISBN-10: 1107001080

ISBN-13: 9781107001084

"Why do international locations have a good time defining non secular moments or major occasions of their heritage, and the way and why do their leaders decide on convinced occasions for commemoration and never others? This e-book is the 1st systematic learn of the function of celebrations and public vacations within the Arab heart East from the autumn of the Ottoman Empire to the current. via tracing the background of the trendy countryside via successive Read more...

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1 (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995), and Vol. 2 (2000). , see Wilbur Zelinsky, Nation into State: The Shifting Symbolic Foundations of American Nationalism (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1988), pp. 70–92. 47 On Remembrance Day in Britain see Elgenius, Expressions of Nationhood, pp. 201–212. Celebrating Nation and State 19 Generally speaking, scholars are in agreement that analyzing national celebrations is important for understanding the political and social workings of the elite, state–society interactions and even relations within society itself.

Adkins, “Public Entertainment,” in Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome (New York: Facts on File, 1994), pp. 347–349. 66 Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince, trans. and ed. Robert M. Adams (New York: W. W. Norton, 1977), p. 65. 67 Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (New York: Vintage, 1979), pp. 187–88. 68 George Mosse, “Caesarism, Circuses and Monuments,” Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 6 (1971), pp. 170–173. 69 Lane, The Rites of Rulers, p. 16. See also the two volumes of Wortman, Scenarios of Power.

78. W. Lloyd Warner, American Life: Dream and Reality (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1953), p. 2. 52 Kertzer, Ritual, Politics and Power, p. 1. 53 Among them Edward Shils, Michael Young, Lloyd Warner, Rober Bellah and Sidney Verba. For a short description, see Steven Lukes, “Political Ritual and Social Integration,” in his Essays in Social Theory (London: Macmillan, 1977), pp. 57–62. 54 Shils and Young, “The Meaning of Coronation,” p. 139. 55 Clifford Geertz, “Centers, Kings and Charisma, p.

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