Constructing the Narratives of Identity and Power

Constructing the Narratives of Identity and Power : Self-imagination in a Young Ukrainian Nation

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Constructing the Narratives of Identity and Power analyzes the practice of national self-imagination. Karina V. Korostelina puts forward a structural-functional model of national narratives that describes three major components, dualistic order, mythic narratives, and normative order, and two main functions of national narratives, the development of the meaning of national identity and the legitimization of power. Korostelina describes the differences and conflicting elements of the national narratives that constitute the contested arena of nation-building in Ukraine.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 266 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 453.59g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0, 3 charts, 14 tables
  • 0739183931
  • 9780739183939
  • 2,092,114

About Karina V. Korostelina

Karina V. Korostelina is associate professor and director of the Program on History, Memory, and Conflict in the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.show more

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With its sophisticated theoretical foundation and methodological rigor, this timely study by Karina Korostelina provides a valuable framework for understanding the divergent, often antagonistic understandings of national identity in Ukraine that block effective state and nation building in that pivotal, troubled state. -- Thomas Sherlock, United States Military Academyshow more

Table of contents

Introduction Chapter 1 Structure and Functions of National Narrative Chapter 2. The Context of Ukraine Chapter 3. National Narratives of Ukrainian Elite Chapter 4. Impact from Outside: Ukraine in Narratives of International Donors and Experts Chapter 5. The Image of Ukrainian Future Chapter 6. Conclusion: Production of Meaning in National Narratives in Ukraine Bibliographyshow more

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