Imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism

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Verso, 1991 - Political Science - 224 pages
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What makes people love and die for nations, as well as hate and kill in their name? While many studies have been written on nationalist political movements, the sense of nationality--the personal and cultural feeling of belonging to a nation--has not received proportionate attention. In this widely acclaimed work, Benedict Anderson examines the creation and global spread of the 'imagined communities' of nationality.

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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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User Review  - bdtrump - LibraryThing

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

5 u9 The Angel of History
155
Census Map Museum
163
9 Jl Memory and Forgetting
187
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Anderson is Aaron L. Binenkorb Professor of International Studies at Cornell University.

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