Beginnings are both theoretically and experientially anchored in a distinctively discontinuous conception of time. This paper examines the conventional nature of beginnings, calls attention to the politics of establishing official beginnings of historical narratives, and claims that the way groups (from families to nations) construct their historical beginnings ought to be at the heart of any study of the development of collective identity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Oct 1993|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Sociology and Political Science