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The Resource Contested borders : territorialization, national identity and "imagined geographies" in Albania, Ilir Kalemaj

Contested borders : territorialization, national identity and "imagined geographies" in Albania, Ilir Kalemaj

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Contested borders : territorialization, national identity and "imagined geographies" in Albania
Title
Contested borders
Title remainder
territorialization, national identity and "imagined geographies" in Albania
Statement of responsibility
Ilir Kalemaj
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book argues that power struggles between internal and diasporic elites play a central role in the development of political agendas that have the potential to shift national borders. The author uses Albania as the primary case study, examining how the understanding of the Albanian nation has taken on varying geographical borders over time and why different Albanian communities have often had differing perceptions of the borders of the nation. On the basis of this case study, the author constructs a theoretical model that captures the dynamic of domestic versus international constraints on elite choices and analyses how this leads to the (re)construction of borders. The book explores the way in which competing elites manipulate national symbols to create the necessary environment for personal political gain, using both expansionist and contractionist versions of "virtual" borders that may or may not be congruent with internationally recognized borders.--
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Kalemaj, Ilir
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Nationalisms across the globe
Series volume
vol. 15
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  • Territory, National
  • Albanians
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • National characteristics, Albanian
  • Albania
  • Albania
Label
Contested borders : territorialization, national identity and "imagined geographies" in Albania, Ilir Kalemaj
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-264) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Delineating the playing field : virtual borders and imagined geographies -- Boundary mapping and territorialization of identity -- From nation-building to state-formation : how virtual mapping intersected with recognized borders in the Albanian imagination -- The interwar period, various shifts in the configuration of boundaries at elite level and national imagining amongst Albanians in Albania and abroad : from contractionary to expansionary and vice-versa -- From greater Albania during the Second World War to contractionary borders during the communist era -- Reimagining territorial landscape and mental borders in the post-communist and democratic transition era
Control code
FIEb17793543
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 267 pages
Isbn
9783034317849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour maps
System control number
(OCoLC)880349842
Label
Contested borders : territorialization, national identity and "imagined geographies" in Albania, Ilir Kalemaj
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Delineating the playing field : virtual borders and imagined geographies -- Boundary mapping and territorialization of identity -- From nation-building to state-formation : how virtual mapping intersected with recognized borders in the Albanian imagination -- The interwar period, various shifts in the configuration of boundaries at elite level and national imagining amongst Albanians in Albania and abroad : from contractionary to expansionary and vice-versa -- From greater Albania during the Second World War to contractionary borders during the communist era -- Reimagining territorial landscape and mental borders in the post-communist and democratic transition era
Control code
FIEb17793543
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 267 pages
Isbn
9783034317849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour maps
System control number
(OCoLC)880349842

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