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Instructor Info:James Miller
Office Extension x5510
TA Info:Khidt Ladd
Office Extension x4392
Term: 2013S
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
02:00 PM - 03:20 PM Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) 222
02:00 PM - 03:20 PM Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) 222

 Every society offers public rituals, formal instruction and places of sacred memory whose purpose is to foster a common political identity like nationalism. Some of these devices appear natural and timeless; others are obviously invented. Some exist in peaceful periods; others are meant to galvanize people for warfare. This course, whose focus is the contemporary US, introduces their analysis.