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Author Fuller, Linda
Title National Days/National Ways : Historical, Political, and Religious Celebrations around the World
Imprint Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2004
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Note Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Argentina: Argentine National Ways in Politics: Elites and Caudillism -- Australia: The Bicentenary of Australia: Celebration of a Nation -- Canada: Canadian Days: Non-Canadian Ways -- China: From National Day to National Way: The Story of October 1 -- China: National Image on National Day and Patriotic Education in China: The 50th National Day of the People's Republic of China -- Ethiopia: Holiday Celebrations among the Highlanders of Ethiopia -- Ghana: Globalization and Broadcasting the Ghanian National Day -- Japan: Japan's National Foundation Day: Lack of Consensus Leads to Lack of Celebration -- Kuwait: Kuwait's National Day: Four Decades of Transformed Celebrations -- New Zealand: Waitangi Day: New Zealand's National Day -- Nigeria: Nationalism, Mass Media, and the Crisis of National Identity in Nigeria -- Norway: Norway's 17th of May: A Historical Date and a Day of National Celebrations -- Romania: The Romanian Way: From Nationalism to Privatism -- Singapore: Reading Singapore's National Day: A Case Study in the Rhetoric of Nationalism -- South Africa: (Re)Building a Nation: South Africa's Heritage Day as a Site of Renaming, Reimaging, and Remembering -- Spain: National Days throughout the History and the Geography of Spain -- Turkey: Nation and Celebration: An Iconology of the Republic of Turkey -- Ukraine: In Search of Holidays: The Case of Ukraine -- United States: Martin Luther King Day: A Celebration of the American Architect of the Beloved Community -- Appendix A: National Holiday Celebrations -- Appendix B: International Calendar of Celebrations -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z -- About the Contributors
From Martin Luther King Day to Waitangi Day, this collection surveys the gamut of national holidays. The celebrations analyzed include anniversaries of independence, religious observances, and government holidays. The analysis of each national day revolves around the role that communications play in uniting a country's citizenry. Entries cover individual countries but intertwine to provide a holistic view of the topic of national days. Countries covered: Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Japan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the Ukraine, and the United States
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Fuller, Linda National Days/National Ways : Historical, Political, and Religious Celebrations around the World Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO,c2004 9780275972707
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