Political Symbols and National Identity in Timor-Leste

  title={Political Symbols and National Identity in Timor-Leste},
  author={Catherine E. Arthur},

Food futuring in Timor-Leste: Recombinance, responsiveness, and relationality

  • D. Szanto
  • Economics
    Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development
  • 2022
The pluralistic nature of food culture and food systems produces complex and blended realities for research, often prompting approaches that embrace mixed methods and cross-sector partner­ships. In

One identity, two flags: Christian nationalists, the Israeli flag and national authenticity

Although we commonly associate a national identity with one flag—its own—some nationalists express their identities with two. In recent years Christian nationalists in the United States and South

Post-Conflict Nation-Building

  • C. Arthur
  • Sociology
    The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies
  • 2021

The Transformative Capacity of Communication: Integrative Communicative Acts Across the Communicative Spectrum of Civil Society

  • S. Pukallus
  • Political Science
    Communication in Peacebuilding
  • 2021
This chapter focuses on the transformative capacity of communication. It argues that the achievement of civil and peaceful cooperation with former enemies as co-citizens relies (in part) on this

The Power of Ambiguity: National Symbols, Nation-Building and Political Legitimacy in Kazakhstan

Abstract This article deploys national anthem and national currency as analytical lenses to disentangle the connection between symbolic politics and nation-building, national identity formation and

Nation branding in Zimbabwe: Archaeological heritage, national cohesion, and corporate identities

This article critically assesses how heritage has been appropriated in various contexts to create national, partisan, and corporate identities in Zimbabwe. Using iconography, we attempt to establish


This introductory chapter considers the diverse ways in which dead influence the living in the new nation-state of Timor-Leste. We argue that experiences of acute suffering, loss, dislocation, and

2 Remembering the Martyrs of National Liberation in Timor-Leste

  • M. Leach
  • Sociology
    The Dead as Ancestors, Martyrs, and Heroes in Timor-Leste
  • 2020
This chapter examines the way martyrs of the independence struggle are remembered in the independent nation of Timor-Leste. It examines the changing nature of definitions of martyrdom during the

On the Politics of Memory

  • R. Feijó
  • Sociology
    The Dead as Ancestors, Martyrs, and Heroes in Timor-Leste
  • 2020
Afonso Savio and Commander Falu Cai were active members of the Resistance. Their respective deaths took place in times of extreme hardship, surrounded by controversy regarding circumstances and

Gathering the Dead, Imagining the State?

This chapter focuses on the phenomenon of ‘commissions’ for the recovery of human remains that have proliferated across Timor-Leste. I argue that the commissions’ practices constitute forms of



In the face of numerous social divisions and political challenges, a core unifying concept is that of the homeland—the sacred Rai Timor (the Land of Timor)

  • The land,
  • 2002

Since the late nineteenth century, red has been adopted as the main colour of socialism and symbolised revolution, radicalism, and leftist dissent (Sawer 2007, p

  • 41). Throughout the twentieth century—particularly
  • 1970

Doing politics on walls and doors: A sociolinguistic analysis of graffiti in Legon (Ghana)

Graffiti act äs a medium through which political (including sociopolitical) unmentionables are mentioned without the writer attracting any political or social sanctions. Graffiti in Legon (Ghana)

Crucial Images in the Presentation of a Kurdish National Identity: Heroes and Patriots, Traitors and Foes

This book deals with the discourse on Kurdishness and the development of the Kurdish national movement from its inception at the end of the 19th century to the late 1930's. The first part examines