Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism

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Verso, 1991 - Political Science - 224 pages
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Anderson's essay shows how the European processes of inventing nationalism were transported to the Third World through colonialism and were adapted by subject races in Latin America and Asia.

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User Review  - gregdehler - LibraryThing

Nationalism and the nation-state are fairly recent phenomena, dating to the 1500s. How did they come together and how has the idea of nationalism been perpetuated in the modern era? Anderson sees the ... Read full review

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An essential read in comparative and global politics, yet deeply flawed due to significant disregard for the importance of ethnicity and culture without strong evidence to do so. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Cultural Roots
9
The Origins of National Consciousness
37
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Anderson is Aaron L. Binenkorb Professor of International Studies at Cornell University.

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