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Beyond Nations

Beyond Nations - 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521736336

Cover of Beyond Nations 09 (ISBN 978-0521736336)
ISBN13: 978-0521736336
ISBN10: 0521736331
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2009
International: No

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Beyond Nations - 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521736336

John R. Chavez

ISBN13: 978-0521736336
ISBN10: 0521736331
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

Beyond Nations traces the evolution of "peripheral" ethnic homelands around the North Atlantic, from before transoceanic contact to their current standing in the world political system. For example, "Megumaage," homeland of the Micmac is transformed into the French colony of Acadia, then into the British colony of Nova Scotia, and subsequently into the present Canadian province. Centrally, Professor Chávez tracks the role of colonialism in the transformation of such lands, but especially the part played by federalism in moving beyond the ethnic and racial conflicts resulting from imperialism. Significantly, Chávez gives attention to the effects of these processes on the individual mind, arguing that historically federalism has permitted the individual to sustain and balance varying ethnic loyalties regionally, nationally, and globally. Beyond Empires concludes with a discussion of an evolving global imagination that takes into account migrations, borderlands, and transnational communities in an increasingly postcolonial and postnational world.

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