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University of Cincinnati

1. Turker, Ahmet Tolga. Nationalism and Modernization: A Comparative Case Study of Scots and Kurds.

Degree: PhD, Arts and Sciences : Political Science, 2008, University of Cincinnati

This dissertation explores the links between modernization and nationalism, and the question of why economic, political and socio-cultural processes of modernization have not led to the elimination of separatist nationalist movements. It tests hypotheses concerning modernization and nationalism on two prominent cases: the Scottish and Kurdish separatist movements in the United Kingdom and Turkey. Analyzing the relationship between economic modernization and nationalism, the economic modernization account is supported in both the Scottish and Kurdish cases for the period until the 1960s. However, it is discredited and found reductionist in the latter part of the twentieth century. Analyzing arguments that political modernization reduces separatist nationalism, this study found support for the political modernist account in both cases until the 1960s. However, the political modernist accounts failed to give a satisfactory picture of why Scottish and Kurdish nationalisms took a separatist turn since the 1960s. Finally, analyzing the socio-cultural links between modernization and nationalism, this project finds that these socio-cultural arguments are supported in the period prior to the 1960s in both cases. Although a significant causality between socio-cultural factors and nationalism could not established for the period after 1960, this study concludes that socio-cultural modernization tends to create conflict rather than reconcile differences in the period since the 1960s. In light of these findings, this study criticizes modernist accounts. It suggests that, along the lines of ethno-symbolist perspective, while nationalism is modern, it is constructed around a particular ethnic tradition that modern nations have to be explained and “contextualized” with reference to their ethnic forbearers. Accordingly, the following suggestions are made: first, nationalism should be examined in a larger time span, which will cover pre- modern attachments. Second, notions such as re-discovery and re-construction of the ethnic past should replace invention and imagination. Third, nationalism is not a history-specific and transitory force. Finally, modernity’s accelerated dynamism generates new nationalisms. Advisors/Committee Members: Wolfe, Dr. Joel (Committee Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: Political Science; Nationalism; modernism; ethnosymbolism; etnic conflict; separatism; Scots; Kurds.

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APA (6th Edition):

Turker, A. T. (2008). Nationalism and Modernization: A Comparative Case Study of Scots and Kurds. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Cincinnati. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1211650379

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Turker, Ahmet Tolga. “Nationalism and Modernization: A Comparative Case Study of Scots and Kurds.” 2008. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Cincinnati. Accessed September 23, 2019. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1211650379.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Turker, Ahmet Tolga. “Nationalism and Modernization: A Comparative Case Study of Scots and Kurds.” 2008. Web. 23 Sep 2019.

Vancouver:

Turker AT. Nationalism and Modernization: A Comparative Case Study of Scots and Kurds. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Cincinnati; 2008. [cited 2019 Sep 23]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1211650379.

Council of Science Editors:

Turker AT. Nationalism and Modernization: A Comparative Case Study of Scots and Kurds. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Cincinnati; 2008. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1211650379


University of Otago

2. Kalogeropoulou, Sofia. Dancing Greekness: Folk Dance and National Identity in Greece .

Degree: 2013, University of Otago

This study examines the role of folk dance in constructing national identity in Greece. It illustrates the contribution of folk dance in shaping ethnic identity in the independence movement in early 19th century Greece and affirming national identity in the new Greek state. In addition, it addresses the continuous influence of folk dance in enhancing and renewing national identity in contemporary Greece. I argue that while folk dance acts as a uniting device amongst members of national communities, its practice of everyday nationalism can also be transformed into a political ritual that accentuates differences and projects chauvinism and extreme nationalism with a potential for conflict. This is illustrated by a case study of the new Macedonian question where folk dance has been implicated in nationalist disputes within the Balkans over the last twenty years. While previous research (Shay 2002; 2006) has focused on the instrumental use of folk dance as a national representation in theatrical performances, this study explores the practice of folk dance in community life such as social gatherings, religious festivities and rites of passage. It also offers a different perspective on the links between culture, dance and national consciousness. Whereas ethnographic research by scholars such as Allenby-Jaffé (2006) and Wingrave and Harrold (1984) provides an archive of various regional and national dances and describes their form and aesthetics, this study shows how the idea of national folk dance is socially constructed by bringing together the dances of a variety of regions while simultaneously excluding other ethnicities and nationalities. I position my research within the debates over the historical formation of nations and their continuous reproduction. The analytical framework is shaped by sociological accounts of the development of national identity, in particular Smith’s (2009) ethnosymbolist approach which argues that masses and elites interacted in constructing national identity in new nation-states in the 19th century. In that regard it foregrounds the role of cultural elements such as common memories, symbols, myths and traditions, including folk dance, in forming national consciousness and considers their contribution to the ongoing process of building national identity in the contemporary world. Drawing on Billig’s (1995) notion of “banal nationalism”, and in conjunction with my ethnographic fieldwork in Greece, I demonstrate the significance of folk dance in the everyday production and maintenance of collective identities, and its positive and negative consequences. Advisors/Committee Members: Jackson, Steven J (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Dance; National identity; Greece; Everyday nationalism; Culture; Ethnosymbolism

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APA (6th Edition):

Kalogeropoulou, S. (2013). Dancing Greekness: Folk Dance and National Identity in Greece . (Masters Thesis). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/4474

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Kalogeropoulou, Sofia. “Dancing Greekness: Folk Dance and National Identity in Greece .” 2013. Masters Thesis, University of Otago. Accessed September 23, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10523/4474.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Kalogeropoulou, Sofia. “Dancing Greekness: Folk Dance and National Identity in Greece .” 2013. Web. 23 Sep 2019.

Vancouver:

Kalogeropoulou S. Dancing Greekness: Folk Dance and National Identity in Greece . [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Otago; 2013. [cited 2019 Sep 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10523/4474.

Council of Science Editors:

Kalogeropoulou S. Dancing Greekness: Folk Dance and National Identity in Greece . [Masters Thesis]. University of Otago; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10523/4474


Leiden University

3. Kreij, A.C.M. van. The "Nation" in Military Education: A Case Study on the Link between the ROTC and Nation-building, Nationalism, and National Identity in the Philippines.

Degree: 2019, Leiden University

This thesis explores the link between military education, nation-building, nationalism, and national identity in the Philippines by using an ethnosymbolic and constructivist approach. It focuses on the implementation of a mandatory Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program in all senior high schools in the Philippines, which is formulated in Senate Bill 2232 and is highly probable to be accepted by the Senate. The government links the military education program to instilling national values, patriotism and love of country within the youth. By conducting a case study of Manila, reviewing literature from the fields of identity, military, and nation-building studies, as well as by comparing the Filipino ROTC program to military education programs for high school students in the United States and Turkey, this thesis makes suggestions about the role of the ROTC as a nation-builder and its potential influences on nationalism and the formation of a national identity. Advisors/Committee Members: Burgos-Martinez, Elena (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Military; Army; High School Students; Manila; Ethnosymbolism; Constructivism; JROTC; Patriotism; Reserve Officers’ Training Corps; AFP

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APA (6th Edition):

Kreij, A. C. M. v. (2019). The "Nation" in Military Education: A Case Study on the Link between the ROTC and Nation-building, Nationalism, and National Identity in the Philippines. (Masters Thesis). Leiden University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1887/76164

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Kreij, A C M van. “The "Nation" in Military Education: A Case Study on the Link between the ROTC and Nation-building, Nationalism, and National Identity in the Philippines.” 2019. Masters Thesis, Leiden University. Accessed September 23, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1887/76164.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Kreij, A C M van. “The "Nation" in Military Education: A Case Study on the Link between the ROTC and Nation-building, Nationalism, and National Identity in the Philippines.” 2019. Web. 23 Sep 2019.

Vancouver:

Kreij ACMv. The "Nation" in Military Education: A Case Study on the Link between the ROTC and Nation-building, Nationalism, and National Identity in the Philippines. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Leiden University; 2019. [cited 2019 Sep 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/76164.

Council of Science Editors:

Kreij ACMv. The "Nation" in Military Education: A Case Study on the Link between the ROTC and Nation-building, Nationalism, and National Identity in the Philippines. [Masters Thesis]. Leiden University; 2019. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/76164

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