The Formation of Croatian National Identity: A Centuries-old Dream

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Manchester University Press, 2003 - Broj stranica: 211
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This volume assesses the formation of Croatian national identity in the 1990s. It develops a novel framework, calling into question both primordial and modernist approaches to nationalism and national identity, before applying that framework to Croatia. In doing so it provides a new way of thinking about how national identity is formed and why it is so important. abstract, via a historical narrative that traces centuries of yearning for a national state. The book shows how the government, opposition parties, dissident intellectuals and diaspora groups offered alternative accounts of this narrative in order to legitimize contemporary political programmes based on different versions of national identity. It then looks at how these debates were manifested in social activities as diverse as football, religion, economics and language. study nationalism and national identity, and our understanding of post-Yugoslav politics and society.
  

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Reimagining the nation
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Contemporary accounts of Croatian national identity
65
economy football and Istria
104
language education
137
competing claims to national identity
171
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Alex J. Bellamy is Lecturer in Defence Studies, King's College, London.

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