Modelscapes of Nationalism

Collective Memories and Future Visions

Yael Padan

Modelscapes of Nationalism

Yael Padan

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

240 pages | 1 color plate, 32 halftones | 6 x 9
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9789089649850 Will Publish April 2017 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Modelscapes are clusters of miniature architectural models that represent entire environments; they’re frequently found in museums as representations of heritage, architecture, and collective identity. This book offers a critical analysis of modelscapes, using case studies from Israel, to show how miniature representations of contested physical space participate in the construction of a sense of national identity and appropriation of the land and its history. What, Yael Padan asks, is the meaning of such models, and what role do they play within the context of an ongoing violent conflict over territory and history?
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