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Description - Beyond Nations by John R. Chavez

Beyond Nations traces the evolution of 'peripheral' ethnic homelands around the North Atlantic, from before transoceanic contact to their current standing in the world political system. For example, 'Megumaage', homeland of the Micmac is transformed into the French colony of Acadia, then into the British colony of Nova Scotia, and subsequently into the present Canadian province. Centrally, Professor Chavez tracks the role of colonialism in the transformation of such lands, but especially the part played by federalism in moving beyond the ethnic and racial conflicts resulting from imperialism. Significantly, Chavez gives attention to the effects of these processes on the individual mind, arguing that historically federalism has permitted the individual to sustain and balance varying ethnic loyalties regionally, nationally, and globally. Beyond Nations concludes with a discussion of an evolving global imagination that takes into account migrations, borderlands, and transnational communities in an increasingly postcolonial and postnational world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521736336
ISBN-10: 0521736331
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 308
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Jun-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John R. Chavez

John R. Chavez is currently Professor of History at Southern Methodist University. He is the author of The Lost Land: The Chicano Image of the Southwest (1984), which earned him a Pulitzer Prize nomination. Among his other works are Memories and Migrations: Mapping Boricua and Chicana Histories, (2008), which he co-edited with Vicki Ruiz, and Eastside Landmark: A History of the East Los Angeles Community Union (1998).

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