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Imagined Communities

Author : Benedict Anderson
ISBN : 9781844670864
Genre : Political Science
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The definitive, bestselling book on the origins and development of nationalism...
Category: Political Science

Imagined Communities

Author : Benedict Anderson
ISBN : 0860915468
Genre : Political Science
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'Imagined Communities' examines the creation & function of the 'imagined communities' of nationality & the way these communities were in part created by the growth of the nation-state, the interaction between capitalism & printing & the birth of vernacular languages in early modern Europe.
Category: Political Science

Imagined Communities

Author : Benedict Richard O'Gorman Anderson
ISBN : 0805271775
Genre : Electronic books
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Beyond Imagined Communities

Author : John Charles Chasteen
ISBN : 0801878527
Genre : History
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How did the nationalisms of Latin America's many countries -- elaborated in everything from history and fiction to cookery -- arise from their common backgrounds in the Spanish and Portuguese empires and their similar populations of mixed European, native, and African origins? Beyond Imagined Communities: Reading and Writing the Nation in Nineteenth-Century Latin America, discards one answer and provides a rich collection of others. These essays began as a critique of the argument by Benedict Anderson's highly influential book Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. Anderson traces Latin American nationalisms to local circulation of colonial newspapers and tours of duty of colonial administrators, but this book shows the limited validity of these arguments. Instead, Beyond Imagined Communities shows how more diverse cultural influences shaped Latin American nationalisms. Four historians examine social situations: François-Xavier Guerra studies various forms of political communication; Tulio Halperín Donghi, political parties; Sarah C. Chambers, the feminine world of salons; and Andrew Kirkendall, the institutions of higher education that trained the new administrators. Next, four critics examine production of cultural objects: Fernando Unzueta investigates novels; Sara Castro-Klarén, archeology and folklore; Gustavo Verdesio, suppression of unwanted archeological evidence; and Beatriz González Stephan, national literary histories and international expositions.
Category: History

The Persistence Of Nationalism

Author : Angharad Closs Stephens
ISBN : 9780415623452
Genre : Political Science
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This is a book about the difficulties of thinking and acting politically in ways that refuse the politics of nationalism. The book offers a detailed study of how contemporary attempts by theorists of cosmopolitanism, citizenship, globalism and multiculturalism to go beyond nationalism often reproduce key aspects of a nationalist imaginary. It argues that the challenge of resisting nationalism will require more than a shift in the scale of politics – from the national up to the global or down to the local, and more than a shift in the count of politics – to an emphasis on diversity and multiculturalism. In order to avoid the grip of 'nationalist thinking', we need to re-open the question of what it means to imagine community. Set against the backdrop of the imaginative geographies of the War in Terror and the new beginning promised by the Presidency of Barack Obama, the book shows how critical interventions often work in collaboration with nationalist politics, even when the aim is to resist nationalism. It claims that a nationalist imaginary includes powerful understandings of freedom, subjectivity, sovereignty and political space/time which must also be placed under question if we want to avoid reproducing ideas about 'us' and 'them'. Drawing on insights from feminist, cultural and postcolonial studies as well as critical approaches to International Relations and Geography, this book presents a unique and refreshing approach to the politics of nationalism.
Category: Political Science

Schools As Imagined Communities

Author : S. Dorn
ISBN : 9781403982933
Genre : Education
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Government forces mean the notion of a 'community' school has become less defined by decisions on core curriculum. This collection explores the extent to which collective notions of school-community relations have prevented citizens from speaking openly about the tensions created where schools are imagined as communities.
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Imagined Communities In Greece And Turkey

Author : Emine Yeşim Bedlek
ISBN : 9780857729972
Genre : Political Science
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In 1923 the Turkish government, under its new leader Kemal Atatürk, signed a renegotiated Balkan Wars treaty with the major powers of the day and Greece. This treaty provided for the forced exchange of 1.3 million Christians from Anatolia to Greece, in return for 30,000 Greek Muslims. The mass migration that ensued was a humanitarian catastrophe – of the 1.3 million Christians relocated it is estimated only 150,000 were successfully integrated into the Greek state. Furthermore, because the treaty was ethnicity-blind, tens of thousands of Muslim Greeks (ethnically and linguistically) were forced into Turkey against their will. Both the Greek and Turkish leadership saw this exchange as crucial to the state-strengthening projects both powers were engaged in after the First World War. Here, Emine Bedlek approaches this enormous shift in national thinking through literary texts – addressing the themes of loss, identity, memory and trauma which both populations experienced. The result is a new understanding of the tensions between religious and ethnic identity in modern Turkey
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Women S Life Writing And Imagined Communities

Author : Cynthia Huff
ISBN : 0415372208
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book recognises the great legacy of Women's life writings. They provide an incomparable window into the various cultural and historical communities in which we live. Drawing from novels, memoirs, autobiographies, letters, religious records and many other sources, from many of the finest female writers in history, we critically examine how these writings both reflect and shape our communities. These writings are such that we can draw great insight into fields from cultural studies to feminism, postmodernism and new historicism. This is a Special issue of the Journal Prose Studies.
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Imagined Communities

Author : Benedict Richard O'Gorman Anderson
ISBN : OCLC:748983439
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Imagined Communities

Author : Nuadha Trev
ISBN : 6139729025
Genre : Philosophy
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Imagined communities are a concept coined by Benedict Anderson. He believes that a nation is a community socially constructed, imagined by the people who perceive themselves as part of that group.:6-7 Anderson's book, Imagined Communities, in which he explains the concept in depth, was published in 1983. Benedict Anderson defined a nation as "an imagined political community - and imagined as both inherently limited and sovereign." An imagined community is different from an actual community because it is not (and cannot be) based on everyday face-to-face interaction between its members. Instead, members hold in their minds a mental image of their affinity: for example, the nationhood felt with other members of your nation when your "imagined community" participates in a larger event such as the Olympics. As Anderson puts it, a nation "is imagined because the members of even the smallest nation will never know most of their fellow-members, meet them, or even hear of them, yet in the minds of each lives the image of their communion."
Category: Philosophy