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" In fact, all communities larger than primordial villages of face-toface contact (and perhaps even these) are imagined. Communities are to be distinguished, not by their falsity/genuineness, but by the style in which they are imagined. "
Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism - Page 6
by Benedict Anderson - 1991 - 224 pages
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L'Immigration européenne aux Etats-Unis: 1880-1910

Jean Cazemajou - Ethnicity - 1986 - 168 pages
...but it is style that creates the belief in ethnic differences. Benedict Anderson recently argued that "[c]ommunities are to be distinguished, not by their...falsity/genuineness, but by the style in which they are imagined" (15). Styles, too, can travel very easily across ethnic boundaries that they help to erect and to maintain....
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Communism and Nationalism: Karl Marx Versus Friedrich List

Roman Szporluk - Law - 1988 - 307 pages
...explains that imagined communities (this includes all communities larger than "primordial villages") are distinguished "not by their falsity/genuineness, but by the style in which they are imagined." 33 But if this is so, it matters a lot what a nation imagines itself to be; in other words, the significance...
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Anthropologies and Histories: Essays in Culture, History, and Political Economy

William Roseberry - Social Science - 1989 - 278 pages
...each lives the image of their communion" (1983: 15). Anderson continues: "all communities larger that primordial villages of face-to-face contact (and perhaps...falsity/genuineness, but by the style in which they are imagined" (ibid.). The state, then, may serve to organize both bourgeoisie and proletariat, both through its...
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Juju: A Social History and Ethnography of an African Popular Music

Christopher Alan Waterman - Music - 1990 - 277 pages
...custom, political interests, and ethos. In his book Imagined Communities, Benedict Anderson asserts that "all communities larger than primordial villages of...falsity/genuineness, but by the style in which they are imagined" (Anderson 1983:15). Musical metaphor plays a role in the imaginative modeling of Yoruba society as...
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Women, Culture, and Politics in Latin America

Seminar on Feminism & Culture in Latin America - Social Science - 1992 - 284 pages
...Anderson argues, all human communities tend to be imagined entities. Communities differ, he argues, "not by their falsity/genuineness, but by the style in which they are imagined" (15). Anderson introduces three useful terms to characterize the style in which the modern nation is...
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A Language Policy for the European Community: Prospects and Quandaries

Florian Coulmas - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1991 - 311 pages
...add. But notice Anderson, who comments on Gellner's dictum that nations are invented by nationalism: Gellner is so anxious to show that nationalism masquerades...falsity/genuineness, but by the style in which they are imagined. (Anderson, 1983: 15) Once more, the latter applies to minorities too. There is great diversity in the...
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Love and Theft : Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class ...

Department of English University of Virginia Eric Lott Associate Professor - Minstrel shows - 1993 - 328 pages
...itself, indeed by elaborate performative strategies of rhetorical selfconstitution. As Anderson puts it, "Communities are to be distinguished, not by their...falsity/genuineness, but by the style in which they are imagined" (15). In nineteenth-century post-Herderian vogues of the folk, this "style" most often included raising...
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Conversational Realities: Constructing Life Through Language

Dr John Shotter - 1993 - 208 pages
...lay in our language and language seemed to repeat it to us inexorably. Wittgenstein, 1953: no. 115 Communities are to be distinguished, not by their...falsity/genuineness, but by the style in which they are imagined. Anderson, 1991:6 At issue in the discussion of Bhaskar's work is what is involved in free and open...
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The Rising Tide of Cultural Pluralism: The Nation-state at Bay?

Crawford Young - Political Science - 1993 - 305 pages
...entities, to use Benedict Anderson's words, can also be conceived as imagined political communities to be distinguished "not by their falsity-genuineness, but by the style in which they are imagined" (1983,15). In many ways, this subjective, emotional attachment to an imagined community has fanned...
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Colonialism and Nationalism in Asian Cinema

Wimal Dissanayake - Performing Arts - 1994
...useful reminder that all communities "larger than primordial villages or faceto-face contact . . . are imagined. Communities are to be distinguished,...falsity/genuineness, but by the style in which they are imagined" (15). It is this last point I want to foreground; that a proper critique of the national cinema should...
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