Hero-making as ontological security practice: Tajikistan's identity politics and relations with Uzbekistan
Remembering national heroes is one of the most important aspects of the politics of national identity. Due to their exemplary lives and deeds, the national heroes get portrayed as the role models for the nation. How do states choose the heroes? What are the ‘selection criteria’? What is the role of commemorating the heroes in defining the relations between the national ‘self’ and ‘other’? Using the case of the ‘Heroes of Tajikistan’ and this nation’s...[Show more]
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