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Patrick Coy Co-authors New Book, Contesting Patriotism

Posted Apr. 2, 2009

Contesting Patriotism
Patrick Coy's co-authored book, Contestiing Patriotism: Culture, Power and Strategy in the Peace Movement, analyzes activism during war when space for political debate shrinks.  Narrow ideas of patriotism and security marginalize opposition to militarism abroad and repression at home.  This book shows how these ideas were resisted across five U.S. wars.  Concepts of culture, power, strategy, and identity are used to explain how the peace movement contributes to social and political change.  

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