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" Ages, or, to put it another way, for stretching the short, tight, skin of the nation over the gigantic body of the empire. "
Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism - Page 86
by Benedict Anderson - 1991 - 224 pages
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National Liberation

Nigel Harris - Political Science - 1990 - 308 pages
...made to Russify the European peoples of the empire, to stretch, in Seton- Watson's evocative phrase, 'the short, tight skin of the nation over the gigantic body of the 76 empire'.1 Finland was more closely incorporated into the central administration, losing the privilege...
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Colonialism-postcolonialism

Ania Loomba - History - 1998 - 289 pages
...were English' and so on. While these new identifications were often tenuous, they were the means of 'stretching the short, tight skin of the nation over the gigantic body of the empire'. Anderson reminds us that such 'official nationalism' (ie a nationalism forged by rulers) was 'an anticipatory...
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Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction

Leela Gandhi - History - 1998 - 200 pages
...'official nationalism' — an enterprise which combined dynasticism and nation-ness to expand or stretch 'the short, tight skin of the nation over the gigantic body of the empire' (Anderson 1991, p. 86). On a similar note, David Cannadine's detailed study, 'The British Monarchy,...
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Nationalist Myths and Ethnic Identities: Indigenous Intellectuals and the ...

Natividad Gutiärrez - History - 1999 - 242 pages
...population into a centralized, unified, and homogeneous entity. In this respect, Anderson's metaphor of "stretching the short, tight, skin of the nation over the gigantic body of the empire" (1990, 82) is pertinent. This suggests the painstaking effort required to engineer the difficult correspondence...
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Blood Sacrifice and the Nation: Totem Rituals and the American Flag

Carolyn Marvin, David W. Ingle - Social Science - 1999 - 398 pages
...nationalisms," a concept roughly analogous to our notion of the totem, "can best be understood as a means ... for stretching the short, tight, skin of the nation over the gigantic body of the empire."67 That metaphor, offered in the context of an argument that printed texts transmit nationalist...
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Nationalism and Territory: Constructing Group Identity in Southeastern Europe

George W. White - Political Science - 2000 - 311 pages
...Benedict Anderson eloquently describes the process for the Russians in the following manner: ". . . stretching the short, tight, skin of the nation over...opposing political orders, one ancient, one quite new. . . . 'official nationalism' [was a] willed merger of nation and dynastic empire" (1991, 86). The significance...
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Literature, Politics, and the English Avant-Garde: Nation and Empire, 1901-1918

Paul Peppis - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 236 pages
...legitimate their imperial dynasties in the eyes of their domestic and colonial publics, in his words, "stretching the short, tight skin of the nation over the gigantic body of the empire."29 Anderson terms this state strategy "official nationalism." I argue that avant-garde movements...
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The Mongols at China's Edge: History and the Politics of National Unity

Uradyn Erden Bulag - History - 2002 - 273 pages
...nationalism. " 'Official nationalisms,' " writes Benedict Anderson, "can best be understood as a means of combining naturalization with retention of dynastic...of the nation over the gigantic body of the empire" (1991: 86). According to Anderson, official nationalisms seek to weld two opposing political orders,...
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Nationalism: A Critical Introduction

Philip Spencer, Howard Wollman - Social Science - 2002 - 238 pages
...effectively and self-confidently pursued through policies of Russification, what Anderson (1991) describes as 'stretching the short, tight skin of the nation over the gigantic body of the empire' (p. 86). Such policies were the work of states of course, and indeed the state was assigned a particular...
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Russian Politics and Society

Richard Sakwa - History - 2002 - 542 pages
...integrated and underinstitutionalized Tsarist state to stretch in Benedict Anderson's neat formulation - "the short. tight skin of the nation over the gigantic body of the empire" (p. 84l'. 1 The existence of Russia in its present borders is questioned. Gorbachev. who perhaps did...
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