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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, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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'Imagined Communities' examines the creation & function of the 'imagined communities' of nationality & the way these communities were in part created by the growth of the nation-state, the interaction between capitalism & printing & the birth of vernacular languages in early modern Europe.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benedict R O'G Anderson
ISBN: 9781844670864 1844670864
OCLC Number: 71266698
Description: xv, 240 p. ; 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 --
Travel and traffic: on the geo-biography of Imagined communities.
Responsibility: Benedict Anderson.

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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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