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ISBN 13: 0804758395
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ISBN 13: 0271080493
Total Pages : 276 pages
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ISBN 13: 0801465575
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ISBN 13: 9781444395822
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ISBN 13: 1137029331
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ISBN 13: 0815654162
Total Pages : 225 pages
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Read and Download Matthew D. Mingus book Remapping Modern Germany after National Socialism, 1945-1961 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRemapping Modern Germany after National Socialism, 1945-1961. This book was released on 2017-10-05 with total page 225 pages. Book excerpt: Located in the often-contentious center of the European continent, German territory has regularly served as a primary tool through which to understand and study Germany’s economic, cultural, and political development. Many German geographers throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries became deeply invested in geopolitical determinism—the idea that a nation’s territorial holdings (or losses) dictate every other aspect of its existence. Taking this as his premise, Mingus focuses on the use of maps as mediums through which the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union sought to reshape German national identity after the Second World War. As important as maps and the study of geography have been to the field of European history, few scholars have looked at the postwar development of occupied Germany through the lens of the map—the most effective means to orient German citizens ontologically within a clearly and purposefully delineated spatial framework. Mingus traces the institutions and individuals involved in the massive cartographic overhaul of postwar Germany. In doing so, he explores not only the causes and methods behind the production and reproduction of Germany’s mapped space but also the very real consequences of this practice.

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ISBN 13: 0230603041
Total Pages : 217 pages
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Read and Download N. Miller book When Was Latin America Modern? in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWhen Was Latin America Modern?. This book was released on 2007-04-02 with total page 217 pages. Book excerpt: Stemming from an interdisciplinary convention in 2005 at the Institute for the Studies of the Americas in London, this collection has a strong thematic integrity, but also illustrates the dramatic variety of approaches to the question of modernity. This volume fills the gaps in prior literature on Latin America's experience of modernity.

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Publisher : Camden House
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ISBN 13: 1571135170
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Read and Download John David Pizer book Imagining the Age of Goethe in German Literature, 1970-2010 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TImagining the Age of Goethe in German Literature, 1970-2010. This book was released on 2011 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: The first scholarly book treating the huge amount of recent and contemporary fiction set in the Age of Goethe and employing Goethe and other figures of the period as characters.

Download Constructing Nationhood in Modern East Asia PDF

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Publisher : University of Michigan Press
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ISBN 13: 9780472067350
Total Pages : 418 pages
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Read and Download Kai-wing Chow book Constructing Nationhood in Modern East Asia in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TConstructing Nationhood in Modern East Asia. This book was released on 2001 with total page 418 pages. Book excerpt: A cutting-edge collection exploring identity-making in East Asia This is an interdisciplinary study of the cultural politics of nationalism and national identities in modern East Asia. Combining theoretical insights with empirical research, it explores the cultural dimensions of nationhood and identity-making in China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The essays address issues ranging from the complex relations between popular culture and national consciousness to the representation of ethnic/racial identity and gendered discourse on nationalism. The cutting-edge research on the diverse forms of cultural preacceptance and the various ways in which this participates in the construction and projection of national and ethnic identities in East Asia illuminates several understudied issues in Asian studies, including the ambiguity of Hong Kong identity during World War II and the intricate politics of the post-war Taiwanese trial of collaboration. Addressing a wide range of theoretical and historical issues regarding cultural dimensions of nationalism and national identities all over East Asia, these essays draw insights from such recent theories as cultural studies, postcolonial theories, and archival-researched cultural anthropology. The book will be important reading for students of Asian studies as well as for serious readers interested in issues of nationalism and culture. Kai-wing Chow is Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Kevin Doak is Associate Professor of History. Poshek Fu is Associate Professor of History and Cinema Studies. All three teach at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13: 0521807077
Total Pages : 313 pages
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ISBN 13: 1441117016
Total Pages : 224 pages
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ISBN 13: 0191064971
Total Pages : 750 pages
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Download The Mantle of the Earth PDF

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ISBN 13: 022674132X
Total Pages : 416 pages
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ISBN 13: 052092830X
Total Pages : 249 pages
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Read and Download Marcia Yonemoto book Mapping Early Modern Japan in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMapping Early Modern Japan. This book was released on 2003-04-21 with total page 249 pages. Book excerpt: This elegant history considers a fascinating array of texts, cultural practices, and intellectual processes—including maps and mapmaking, poetry, travel writing, popular fiction, and encyclopedias—to chart the emergence of a new geographical consciousness in early modern Japan. Marcia Yonemoto's wide-ranging history of ideas traces changing conceptions and representations of space by looking at the roles played by writers, artists, commercial publishers, and the Shogunal government in helping to fashion a new awareness of space and place in this period. Her impressively researched study shows how spatial and geographical knowledge confined to elites in early Japan became more generalized, flexible, and widespread in the Tokugawa period. In the broadest sense, her book grasps the elusive processes through which people came to name, to know, and to interpret their worlds in narrative and visual forms.

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ISBN 13: 178533705X
Total Pages : 320 pages
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ISBN 13: 1571135677
Total Pages : 323 pages
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ISBN 13: 022604128X
Total Pages : 506 pages
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Read and Download Stuart Elden book The Birth of Territory in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Birth of Territory. This book was released on 2013-09-09 with total page 506 pages. Book excerpt: Territory is one of the central political concepts of the modern world and, indeed, functions as the primary way the world is divided and controlled politically. Yet territory has not received the critical attention afforded to other crucial concepts such as sovereignty, rights, and justice. While territory continues to matter politically, and territorial disputes and arrangements are studied in detail, the concept of territory itself is often neglected today. Where did the idea of exclusive ownership of a portion of the earth’s surface come from, and what kinds of complexities are hidden behind that seemingly straightforward definition? The Birth of Territory provides a detailed account of the emergence of territory within Western political thought. Looking at ancient, medieval, Renaissance, and early modern thought, Stuart Elden examines the evolution of the concept of territory from ancient Greece to the seventeenth century to determine how we arrived at our contemporary understanding. Elden addresses a range of historical, political, and literary texts and practices, as well as a number of key players—historians, poets, philosophers, theologians, and secular political theorists—and in doing so sheds new light on the way the world came to be ordered and how the earth’s surface is divided, controlled, and administered.