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xv, 240 pages ; 20 cm
  • 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.
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 function of the "imagined communities" of nationality and the way these communities were in part created by the growth of the nation-state, the interaction between capitalism and printing and the birth of vernacular languages in early modern Europe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844670864 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-558-01, LAW-676-01, POLISCI-440A-01, POLISCI-440A-01