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2. Imperial revolution: embracing modernity

2. Imperial revolution: embracing modernity  

Christopher Goto-Jones

in Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777127
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199235698.003.0003
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9780199235698
‘Imperial revolution: embracing modernity’ shows how Japan endeavoured to transform itself into a modern, imperial nation in the second half of the 19th century. Japan needed to modernize ... More
1. What is diaspora?

1. What is diaspora?  

Kevin Kenny

in Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365913
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.003.0001
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9780199858583
‘What is diaspora?’ attempts to define this wide-ranging — but often inappropriately used — term. Diaspora is more than simply migration. It is an idea which helps to explain the world ... More
7. Segments and modules: the micro-ideologies

7. Segments and modules: the micro-ideologies  

Michael Freeden

in Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775673
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.003.0007
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9780192802811
The age of the mainstream ideologies is not over. But in ‘Segments and modules: the micro-ideologies’ the constant mutation of ideologies and the emergence of fragmented ideologies are ... More
4. After 1948: biblical veracity and nationalism

4. After 1948: biblical veracity and nationalism  

Eric H. Cline

in Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365654
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195342635.003.0004
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9780195342635
‘After 1948: biblical veracity and nationalism’ examines the progress of biblical archaeology in the period after the end of the Second World War. It was a phase known for the excavation of ... More
2. Peoples and Cultures

2. Peoples and Cultures  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.003.0002
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9780199545728
‘Peoples and cultures’ considers how the Arabs, Persians, and Turks created Islamic history. The Arabs and their culture have been central to all Muslims in a number of ways. The spread of ... More
3. Connections

3. Connections  

Kevin Kenny

in Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365913
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.003.0003
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‘Connections’ examines how exile and alienation have unified diasporic groups throughout the world. Babylon, synonymous with ancient greatness, remains a byword for Jewish exile and sorrow ... More
5. A global concept

5. A global concept  

Kevin Kenny

in Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365913
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.003.0005
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‘A global concept’ describes how scattered communities have formed new bonds of solidarity. Decolonization caused new kinds of migration to occur. Anti-Chinese sentiment in Indonesia and ... More
6. The future of diaspora

6. The future of diaspora  

Kevin Kenny

in Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365913
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.003.0006
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9780199858583
‘The future of diaspora’ looks at what diaspora could mean in the years to come. When used by scholars, diaspora can homogenize a group or accentuate their differences. The term must be ... More
4. Roads that move

4. Roads that move  

Nick Middleton

in Rivers: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777974
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588671.003.0004
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9780199588671
Rivers are ‘Roads that move’, transporting us from one place to another, both physically and spiritually. Their link with culture is evident in their names, which can be descriptive, ... More
4. Deflating nationalism and fundamentalism

4. Deflating nationalism and fundamentalism  

Colin Ward

in Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776069
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804778.003.0004
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9780192804778
Anarchists believe that popular self-organization could provide new systems of social organization replacing those the state has tried to provide. But sceptics dismiss anarchism as a ... More
1. Racism and racists: some conundrums

1. Racism and racists: some conundrums  

Ali Rattansi

in Racism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776137
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805904.003.0002
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9780192805904
The term ‘racism’ originated with the Nazi project to make Germany ‘clean of Jews’ However, notions of racism were present before the term was coined. The Nazi project was only one stage in ... More
5. La Bose Becomes Bakar: Caste, Class, Tribe, Nation

5. La Bose Becomes Bakar: Caste, Class, Tribe, Nation  

John Monaghan and Peter Just

in Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776335
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853462.003.0006
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9780192853462
‘La Bose Becomes Bakar’ considers the concepts of caste, ethnicity, race, and nationalism seen in larger, more complex societies. Ethnicity is seen as an identity based on shared blood, ... More
9. Germany, Europe, and post-national citizenship

9. Germany, Europe, and post-national citizenship  

James Gordon Finlayson

in Habermas: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776274
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840950.003.0009
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9780192840950
Habermas's antipathy toward nationalism comes from a clear-sighted and nuanced appreciation of the social pre-conditions of human wrongs based on his own experiences. ‘Germany, Europe, and ... More
5. Identity in politicspromises and dangers

5. Identity in politics: promises and dangers  

Florian Coulmas

in Identity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
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9780191867033
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10.1093/actrade/9780198828549.003.0005
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9780198828549
‘Identity in politics: promises and dangers’ concludes that identity in politics is a challenge to democratic rule rooted in the principle of self-determination. As a natural child of ... More
9. ‘They don’t speak our language’identity in linguistics

9. ‘They don’t speak our language’: identity in linguistics  

Florian Coulmas

in Identity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
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9780191867033
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10.1093/actrade/9780198828549.003.0009
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9780198828549
‘ “They don’t speak our language”: identity in linguistics’ considers the relationship between language and identity. For individuals and groups, language has instrumental and symbolic ... More
5. Music of the nations

5. Music of the nations  

Philip V. Bohlman

in World Music: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776717
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854292.003.0005
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9780192854292
Through an evaluation of the Eurovision Song Contest that, since its inception in 1956, has had the aim to foster European unity, ‘Music of the nations’ considers the complex relationship ... More
8. Conclusion

8. Conclusion  

Steven Grosby

in Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776281
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192840981.003.0008
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9780192840981
‘Conclusion’ places this discussion of nationalism in the wider context of current research. Nationalism research increased in the early twentieth century as the world tried to come to ... More
7. Political Significance

7. Political Significance  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.003.0007
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9780199545728
‘Political significance’ deals with Islamic history's influence on politics. Islamic history has been used as a sharp propaganda tool, through which military and popular support for their ... More
4. Total war, revolutionary war

4. Total war, revolutionary war  

Mike Rapport

in The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778025
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590964.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199590964
To what extent can we attribute French success up to 1812 to the revolutionary mobilization of the people, in terms of ideological commitment; new techniques on the battlefield; and the ... More
7. The people’s war

7. The people’s war  

Mike Rapport

in The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778025
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590964.003.0008
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chapter
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9780199590964
War is not just fought by leaders and soldiers, it is fought by people against other people. Governments, churches, intellectuals, the press, and cultural organizations used different ... More

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