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Imagined Communities Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism

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ISBN-10: 1844670864

ISBN-13: 9781844670864

Edition: 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Benedict Anderson

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A new edition of the definitive book on nationalismover a quarter of a million copies sold worldwide. Imagined Communities, Benedict Anderson's brilliant book on nationalism, forged a new field of study when it first appeared in 1983. Since then it has sold over a quarter of a million copies and is widely considered the most important book on the subject. In this greatly anticipated revised edition, Anderson updates and elaborates on the core question: what makes people live, die and kill in the name of nations? He shows how an originary nationalism born in the Americas was adopted by popular movements in Europe, by imperialist powers, and by the anti-imperialist resistances in Asia and Africa, and explores the way communities were created by the growth of the nation-state, the interaction between capitalism and printing, and the birth of vernacular languages-of-state. Anderson revisits these fundamental ideas, showing how their relevance has been tested by the events of the past two decades.
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 11/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Benedict R. O'G. Anderson is the Aaron L. Binenkorb Professor Emeritus of International Studies, Government, and Asian Studies at Cornell University. His works include Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism , L anguage and Power: Exploring Political Cultures in Indonesia , and The Spectre of Comparisons: Nationalism, Southeast Asia, and the World .

Introduction
Cultural roots
The origins of national consciousness
Creole pioneers
Old languages, new models
Official nationalism and imperialism
The last wave
Patriotism and racism
The angel of history
Census, map, museum
Memory and forgetting
Travel and traffic : on the geo-biography of Imagined communities