National Days

Constructing and Mobilising National Identity

Editors: McCrone, D., McPherson, G. (Eds.)

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The book shows how national days are best understood in the context of debates about national identity. It argues that national days are contested and manipulated, as well as subject to political, cultural and social pressure. It brings together some of the most recent research on national days and sets it in a comparative context.

About the authors

DAVID MCCRONE is Professor of Sociology, Institute of Governance, University of Edinburgh, UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He coordinated the research programme on Constitutional Change and National Identity funded by the Leverhulme Trust (1999-2005), and its follow-up programme on National Identity, Citizenship and Social Inclusion (2005-11).

GAYLE MCPHERSON is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Policy, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. She leads a team with interests in the consumption and production of festivals and events, both on a global scale and in enhancing community interests. Her research also examines the use of culture in developing social cohesion and social economy skills. She has a particular interest in the social and cultural impacts and benefits of large scale events on local communities.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    McCrone, David (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • The Calendar Conundrum: National Days as Unstable Signifiers

    Geisler, Michael E.

    Pages 10-25

  • Scotland Days: Evolving Nation and Icons

    McCrone, David

    Pages 26-40

  • ‘We wanna show ’em who we are’: National Events in England

    Skey, Michael

    Pages 41-56

  • ReMembering the Nation: Remembrance Days and the Nation in Ireland

    Poulter, John

    Pages 57-72

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
National Days
Book Subtitle
Constructing and Mobilising National Identity
Editors
  • D. McCrone
  • G. McPherson
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-25117-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230251175
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-23661-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31468-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 232
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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