Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 February 2014

208 Pages | 6 Illustrations, black & white, 4 Maps

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719091223

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Soldered states: nation-building in Germany and Vietnam

Claire Sutherland

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Offers an original premise - focussing not on states that have broken apart or are threatening to do so, but instead on two countries that have been welded together after years of separation
  • Provides a unique comparison - these two cases have never before been studied together, despite similarities in experience of division, communism and regional integration
  • Combines close analysis of cityscapes, museums and textbooks with wide-ranging contextualisation of history and culture Looks at the rationale of regional integration as a component of nation-building, and not a competitor to it
  • Shows how myths, icons and heroes continue to be part of contemporary nation-building, contributing to an understanding of twenty-first century nationalism
  • Available for the first time in paperback

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