Tag: Patriotism

Contested Loyalty Debates over Patriotism in the Civil War North


, "Contested Loyalty: Debates over Patriotism in the Civil War North "
English | ISBN: 0823279758 | 2018 | 328 pages | EPUB | 3 MB
Embroiled in the Civil War, northerners wrote and spoke with frequency about the subject of loyalty. The word was common in newspaper articles, political pamphlets, and speeches, appeared on flags, broadsides, and prints, was written into diaries and letters and the stationary they appeared on, and even found its way into sermons. Its ubiquity suggests that loyalty was an important concept…but what did it mean to those who used it? Contested Loyalty examines the significance of loyalty across fault lines of gender, social class, and education, race and ethnicity, and political or religious affiliation. These differing vantage points reveal the complicated ways in which loyalties were defined, prioritized, acted upon, and related.

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Polish Patriotism after 1989 Concepts, Debates, Identities (Nationalisms across the Globe)


Polish Patriotism after 1989: Concepts, Debates, Identities (Nationalisms across the Globe) By Dorota Szeligowska
2016 | 310 Pages | ISBN: 3034319924 | PDF | 7 MB
This book analyses the concept of patriotism and the contestation over its meaning in key public debates in Poland over the last twenty-five years. It focuses on the strategies used to define, re-shape and «bend» the notion of patriotism, which during this period has become a central issue in Polish political discourse. Contemporary Polish society is characterized by a growing polarization of the public sphere. Rivalry between former communists and former dissidents has been progressively replaced by internal opposition within the ranks of once-dissident allies, now divided into civic-minded «critical» patriots and nationalist-oriented «traditional» patriots. This division re-emerges regularly during key moments in Polish public life – most recently in the aftermath of the highly contested 2015 parliamentary elections. By tracing the evolution of the debate over patriotism since 1989, this book provides crucial insights into the current political situation.

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