Remembering Independence

Remembering Independence : New Nations of the Postwar World

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Remembering Independence looks at the period since the end of the Second World War when the great waves of decolonisation occurred, and these events were subsequently remembered. The book is organised in three sections. The first introduces a number of case studies and through recent celebrations of national days investigates the importance of independence in narratives of national progress. The following sections explore the case studies in greater detail, as well as introducing wider examples, focusing on the unceasing "work" of remembering independence as well as the contests between groups within the nation-state for claims to agency in ushering in independence and building the more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 black & white illustrations, 35 black & white halftones
  • 1138905739
  • 9781138905733

Table of contents

* Introduction: Remembering Independence: theory and case 2. National Days: Recent Remembering 3. Contested Memories: Founders and Heroes 4. Shifting Time-frames: The Multiple Meanings of Independence 5. Reflectionsshow more

About David Lowe

David Lowe is the Director of the Alfred Deakin Research Insititue at Deakin Univeristy, Australia. His publications include Ministers, Mandarins and Diplomats: Australian Foreign Policy Making 1941-1969 (2003), Australia Bewteen Empires: the Life of Percy Spender (2010) and Rememberingthe Cold War (Routledge, 2013). Carola Lentz is professor of social anthropology at Johannes Gutenberg University in Germany. Her publications include Land, Mobility and Belonging in West Africa (2013) and Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana (2006). Jonathan Ritchie is a Senior Research Fellow at the Alfred Deakin Institute, Deakin University, Australia. His publications include Ebia Olewale: A Life of Service (2012).show more