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Cultural Movements and Collective Memory: Christopher Columbus and the Rewriting of the National Origin Myth
This book uses political process theory to examine the three most successful cultural movements that have mobilized around Christopher Columbus, a figure whose surrounding myths have served many interests. The author examines the religious, ethnic, and anti-colonial movements that were most successful in rewriting national origin myth, providing a clear application of the ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published September 15th 2008 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Kubal does something few scholars interested in collective memory do, which is to explore the ways in which groups compete for influence by attempting to frame public memory. I am not super interested in all of his case studies, but I think it's a fairly good text that deserves more attention in social movements scholarship, too.