From theory to practice: Experiencing the nation in everyday life

Palmer, C.A. (1998) From theory to practice: Experiencing the nation in everyday life Journal of Material Culture, 3 (2). pp. 175-199. ISSN 1359-1835

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Abstract

This article discusses how the concept of banal nationalism can enable theories of national identity to be related to the lives of ordinary people. It links this concept to three key areas, the body, food and the landscape arguing that these are as much 'flags of identity' as are the more obvious symbols of national belonging: coins, costumes, anthems and ceremonies. It further states that these flags provide a system of reference within which aspects of the material world are used, consumed and experienced. It is, therefore, important to consider how this system operates so that a better understanding can be gained into how a sense of belonging and identity is communicated and maintained.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: consumption, identity, landscape, the body, theory
Subjects: N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management > N860 Tourism Management
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1177/135918359800300203
Faculties: Brighton Business School
Faculty of Education and Sport > School of Service Management
Faculty of Education and Sport > School of Service Management > CENTOPS
Depositing User: Mrs Mercedita Hoare
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2011 15:14
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/4455

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