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Imagined communities : reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism

Author: Benedict R O'G Anderson
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised and extended edition
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"What makes people love and die for nations, as well as hate and kill in their name? While many studies have been written on nationalist political movements, the sense of nationality -- the personal and cultural feeling of belonging to a nation -- has not received proportionate attention. In this widely acclaimed work, Benedict Anderson examines the creation and global spread of the 'imagined communities' of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Anderson, Benedict R. O'G. (Benedict Richard O'Gorman), 1936-
Imagined communities.
London ; New York : Verso, 1991
(OCoLC)622923598
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benedict R O'G Anderson
ISBN: 0860913295 9780860913290 0860915468 9780860915461 0860919560 9780860919568
OCLC Number: 23356022
Description: xv, 224 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Cultural roots --
The origins of national consciousness --
Creole pioneers --
Old languages, new models --
Official nationalism and imperialism --
The last wave --
Patriotism and racism --
The angel of history --
Census, map, museum --
Memory and forgetting.
Responsibility: Benedict Anderson.
Local System Bib Number:
001236310

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Anderson's essay shows how the European processes of inventing nationalism were transported to the Third World through colonialism and were adapted by subject races in Latin America and Asia.  Read more...
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"... sparkling, readable, densely packed..." -- Peter Worsley, Guardian "... a brilliant little book." -- Neal Ascherson, The Observer

 
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