Nation, narrative and commemoration: political ritual in divided Cyprus

  title={Nation, narrative and commemoration: political ritual in divided Cyprus},
  author={Yiannis Papadakis},
  journal={History and Anthropology},
  pages={253 - 270}
  • Y. Papadakis
  • Published 1 September 2003
  • Sociology
  • History and Anthropology
This article examines the issue of political commemoration, focusing on the commemorations organized by different political parties in the two sides of divided Cyprus. It suggests a new analytical framework for the study of ritual in contemporary nation‐states that moves beyond the usual examination of any single ritual on its own terms. The use of comparison, both within each side and between the two sides, reveals how political actors stage commemorations of different historical events in… 
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