Constructing the Narratives of Identity and Power: Self-Imagination in a Young Ukrainian Nation

by Karina V. Korostelina (Author)

Constructing the Narratives of Identity and Power analyzes the practice of national self-imagination. Karina V. Korostelina puts forward a structural-functional model of national narratives that describes three major components—dualistic order, mythic narratives, and normative order—and two main functions of national narratives—the development of the meaning of national identity and the legitimization of power. Korostelina describes the differences and conflicting elements of the national narratives that constitute the contested arena of nation-building in Ukraine.

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Publication date
December 16, 2013
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