The nature of flag power.

  • Robert Shanafelt
  • Published 2008 in
    Politics and the life sciences : the journal of…


Conventionally, flags are explained as symbols of group solidarity that achieve force through ritual processes. Alternatively, flags may be seen as symbols with positive or negative associations derived from our experiences with physical space. While this article accepts these interpretations, it also argues that they need to be augmented. Flag meaning is… (More)
DOI: 10.2990/27_2_13


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