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Inventing nations : justifications of authority in the modern world

Author: Terry H Pickett
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996.
Series: Contributions in philosophy.
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Pickett examines the causes of the unprecedented escalation of conflict and violence in our age and links them to the major justifications for authority in the modern world. These justifications--liberalism, nationalism, and socialism--are anchored in an 18th-century anthropology exemplified by the works of Herder and Goethe. The author focuses on Germany as an exemplary case study of the development of nationalism.  Read more...
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Pickett, Terry H.
Inventing nations.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996
(DLC) 95042920
(OCoLC)33208289
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terry H Pickett
ISBN: 9780313368004 0313368007
OCLC Number: 517985989
Description: 1 online resource (155 pages).
Contents: 1. Cacophonies of Meaning: Paradox and Authority --
2. Ethnogenesis: The Emergence of a New Political Authority --
3. The World That Modernity Spurned --
4. J.W. Goethe and the Rise of the New, Plebeian Ideal --
5. Strange Bedfellows in a New, Plebeian Romance --
6. The Marriage of Nation and State --
7. Jahn's Ethnogeny and the Sacralization of Germanhood --
8. The Liberal as Ambivalent Nationalist --
9. The Liberal Welcomes Socialism into the Family --
10. The Americans as Socialist: Albert Brisbane (1809-1895) --
11. Conclusion: Wandering in the Syntax of Progression.
Series Title: Contributions in philosophy.
Responsibility: Terry H. Pickett.

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