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The Resource Blood sacrifice and the nation : totem rituals and the American flag, Carolyn Marvin and David W. Ingle

Blood sacrifice and the nation : totem rituals and the American flag, Carolyn Marvin and David W. Ingle

Label
Blood sacrifice and the nation : totem rituals and the American flag
Title
Blood sacrifice and the nation
Title remainder
totem rituals and the American flag
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Marvin and David W. Ingle
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book argues that American patriotism is a civil religion of blood sacrifice, which periodically kills its children to keep the group together. The flag is the sacred object of this religion; its sacrificial imperative is a secret which the group keeps from itself to survive. Expanding Durkheim's theory of the totem taboo as the organizing principle of enduring groups, Carolyn Marvin and David Ingle uncover the system of sacrifice and regeneration which constitutes American nationalism, show why historical instances of these rituals succeed or fail in unifying the nation, and explain how mass media are essential to the process
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.2/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC346
LC item number
.M27 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge cultural social studies
Label
Blood sacrifice and the nation : totem rituals and the American flag, Carolyn Marvin and David W. Ingle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-389) 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
That old flag magic -- Theorizing the flagbody -- The totem myth -- Death touchers and border crossers -- Strategic tinkering: totem memory and succession -- Refreshing the borders -- Dismemberment and reconstruction -- Fresh blood, public meat -- One size fits all -- Appendix 1. The flag in life: representational politics of the stars and stripes -- Appendix 2. Representative coding categories
Control code
ocm37310700
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 398 pages
Isbn
9780521623452
Lccn
97025640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37310700
Label
Blood sacrifice and the nation : totem rituals and the American flag, Carolyn Marvin and David W. Ingle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-389) 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
That old flag magic -- Theorizing the flagbody -- The totem myth -- Death touchers and border crossers -- Strategic tinkering: totem memory and succession -- Refreshing the borders -- Dismemberment and reconstruction -- Fresh blood, public meat -- One size fits all -- Appendix 1. The flag in life: representational politics of the stars and stripes -- Appendix 2. Representative coding categories
Control code
ocm37310700
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 398 pages
Isbn
9780521623452
Lccn
97025640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37310700

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