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Title: From struggle and suffering to peace and prosperity : political symbols and national identity in Timor-Leste
Author: Arthur , Catherine
ISNI:       0000 0004 5994 9050
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2015
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This thesis is a study of political symbolism in Timor-Leste in relation to national identity construction, as part of the on-going nation-building project, based on ethnographic fieldwork. The study outlines and examines the core tenets of an East Timorese national identity, their origins, and their significance in contemporary politics. The thesis presents an analysis of how this collective identity is embodied and represented in various political symbols, such as flags, monuments, national heroes, and street art, in order to trace the evolution of popular imaginings of national identity that has taken place in the recent past.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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