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Nations and nationalism

Author: Ernest Gellner
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishing, 2006.
Series: New perspectives on the past.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Drawing upon a range of disciplines, including philosophy, anthropology, sociology, politics and history, this work argues that nationalism is an inescapable consequence of modernity.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Gellner
ISBN: 9781405134422 1405134429
OCLC Number: 269441561
Description: liii, 152 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Editor's preface to the first edition / R.I. Moore --
Introduction / John Breuilly --
Definitions. State and nation ; The nation --
Culture in agrarian society. Power and culture in the agro-literate polity ; Culture ; The state in agrarian society ; The varieties of agrarian rulers --
Industrial society. The society of perpetual growth ; Social genetics ; The age of universal high culture --
The transition to an age of nationalism. A note on the weakness of nationalism ; Wild and garden cultures --
What is a nation. The course of true nationalism never did run smooth --
Social entropy and equality in industrial society. Obstacles to entropy ; Fissures and barriers ; A diversity of focus --
A typology of nationalisms. The varieties of nationalist experience ; Diaspora nationalism --
The future of nationalism. Industrial culture, one or many? --
Nationalism and ideology. Who is for Nuremberg? ; One nation, one state --
Conclusion. What is not being said ; Summary.
Series Title: New perspectives on the past.
Responsibility: Ernest Gellner ; introduction by John Breuilly.

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