Symbols, Conflict, and Identity

Symbols, Conflict, and Identity

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Investigates cultural and social identity in contemporary complex societies, focusing especially on Eastern Europe. Mach explains the role of symbols and symbolic forms in the relations between groups and the protection and development of their identities, especially ethnic identity. He places his study within the context of social order and the structure of power, using case studies which deal especially with the significance of politics, state rituals, and national identity (Great Britain, Israel, Russia, Poland); in the conflict and displacement of migrating groups (Polish and German); and in regional questions of identity and inter-ethnic relations (Poland, US, Great Britain). Paper edition (unseen), $17.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, ORThis book investigates cultural and social identity in contemporary complex societies, focusing especially on Eastern Europe.


Title:Symbols, Conflict, and Identity
Author: Zdzisław Mach
Publisher:SUNY Press - 1993-01-01
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