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Creating the Other: Ethnic Conflict & Nationalism in Habsburg Central Europe - Austrian and Habsburg Studies 5 (Hardback)Nancy M. Wingfield (editor)
Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 13/11/2003
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The historic myths of a people/nation usually play an important role in the creation and consolidation of the basic concepts from which the self-image of that nation derives. These concepts include not only images of the nation itself, but also images of other peoples. Although the construction of ethnic stereotypes during the "long" nineteenth century initially had other functions than simply the homogenization of the particular culture and the exclusion of "others" from the public sphere, the evaluation of peoples according to criteria that included "level of civilization" yielded "rankings" of ethnic groups within the Habsburg Monarchy. That provided the basis for later, more divisive ethnic characterizations of exclusive nationalism, as addressed in this volume that examines the roots and results of ethnic, nationalist, and racial conflict in the region from a variety of historical and theoretical perspectives. The volumes in this series, many of them based on research presented at international, interdisciplinary conferences sponsored by the renowned Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota, address specific themes and questions regarding the history, culture, politics and contemporary social and economic experience of Austria and its East-Central European neighbors.
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 535 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
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