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" The fact of the matter is that nationalism thinks in terms of historical destinies, while racism dreams of eternal contaminations, transmitted from the origins of time through an endless sequence of loathsome copulations: outside history. "
Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism - Page 149
by Benedict Anderson - 1991 - 224 pages
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Foundational Fictions: The National Romances of Latin America

Doris Sommer - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 418 pages
...that works through time and yet derives its irresistible power from feeling natural and ahistorical. "The fact of the matter is that nationalism thinks...sequence of loathsome copulations: outside history" (Anderson, 136). Unlike Foucault's dour tracing of sexuality to a priesthood of moralizers and pseudo-scientists,...
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'There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack': The Cultural Politics of Race and ...

Paul Gilroy - Biography & Autobiography - 1991 - 271 pages
...related in that the former derives from the latter. Anderson's conclusion is worth stating at length: The fact of the matter is that nationalism thinks...through an endless sequence of loathsome copulations. . . . The dreams of racism actually have their origins in the ideologies of class, rather than those...
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Racism After 'race Relations'

Robert Miles - Social Science - 1993 - 243 pages
...generalisations. Anderson argues that nationalism and racism are antithetic ideologies (1983: 136): 'The fact of the matter is that nationalism thinks...terms of historical destinies, while racism dreams of etemal contaminations, transmitted from the origins of time through an endless sequence of loathsome...
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Supposing the Subject

Joan Copjec - Poetry - 1994 - 224 pages
...discourse but, in a twisted temporality, becomes its displacing, disjunctive instance. Anderson writes: The fact of the matter is that nationalism thinks...copulations: outside history. Niggers are, thanks to the eternal tar-brush, forever niggers; Jews, the seed of Abraham, forever Jews, no matter what passports...
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Postmodernism and the Environmental Crisis

Arran Gare - Philosophy - 1995 - 192 pages
...far from being a concomitant of nationalism, racism is a throwback to notions of class. As he put it: The fact of the matter is that nationalism thinks...sequence of loathsome copulations: outside history. . . . The dreams of racism actually have their origin in ideologies of class, rather than in those...
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Ethnic Labels, Latino Lives: Identity and the Politics of (re)presentation ...

Suzanne Oboler - Social Science - 1995 - 226 pages
...emphasis. Benedict Anderson's distinction between the nature of nationalism and racism is helpful: "The fact of the matter is that nationalism thinks...sequence of loathsome copulations: outside history." Anderson, Imagined Communities, 136. 48. Even late-eighteenth-century appeals by white Americans such...
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Purity and Exile: Violence, Memory, and National Cosmology Among Hutu ...

Liisa H. Malkki - History - 1995 - 352 pages
...1929). But Anderson's conclusion from this becomes less certain in light of the present case. He writes: "The fact of the matter is that nationalism thinks...sequence of loathsome copulations: outside history. [. . .] The dreams of racism actually have their origin in ideologies of class, rather than in those...
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Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship

J. M. Coetzee - Literary Collections - 1996 - 289 pages
...Witwatersrand University Press, 1957), pp. 269, 293. 21. "The Sanitation Syndrome," 387. See Benedict Anderson: "Racism dreams of eternal contaminations, transmitted...sequence of loathsome copulations, outside history." Imagined Communities (London: Verso, 1983), p. 136. CHAPTER TEN 1. JCW van Rooyen, Censorship in South...
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Global/Local: Cultural Production and the Transnational Imaginary

Rob Wilson, Wimal Dissanayake - Political Science - 1996 - 399 pages
...community. . . . [Racism] erases nation-ness by reducing the adversary to his biological physiognomy. . . . The fact of the matter is that nationalism thinks...historical destinies, while racism dreams of eternal contaminations.23 In this respect, Japan-bashing may not only be a reactionary ideology (which as we...
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Nationalism and the Color Line in George W. Cable, Mark Twain, and William ...

Barbara Ladd - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 224 pages
...greedy, imprudent, lustful, violent, mean, 25. "The fact of the matter," writes Benedict Anderson, "is that nationalism thinks in terms of historical destinies while racism dreams of eternal condemnations," dreams that "have their origin in ideologies of class rather than those of nation;"...
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