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Nationalism and modernism : a critical survey of recent theories of nations and nationalism

Author: Anthony D Smith
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book represents a much-needed analytical survey of current theories of nationalism by one of the leading authorities in the field. It contextualizes the new insights into nationalism and its relationship with states and state-building on one hand, and ethnicity and ethnic revival on the other. Anthony Smith assesses the contributions of key figures in the field. Given the extent of nationalist and ethnic  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony D Smith
ISBN: 041506340X 9780415063401 0415063418 9780415063418
OCLC Number: 38925354
Description: xiv, 270 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The modernist paradigm. 1. The rise of classical modernism --
pt. I. Varieties of modernism. 2. The culture of industrialism. 3. Capitalism and nationalism. 4. State and nation. 5. Political messianism. 6. Invention and imagination --
pt. II. Critics and alternatives. 7. Primordialism and perennialism. 8. Ethno-symbolism. 9. Beyond modernism? --
Conclusion: problems, paradigms and prospects.
Responsibility: Anthony D. Smith.
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This volume explores the essential arguments of all the major theoretical interpretations of nationalism, from the modernist approaches of Gellner to the alternative paradigms of Geertz and Smith.  Read more...

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