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...
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Benedict Andersons Imagined Communities Am Beispiel Von Mexiko

Author : Christine Ganser
ISBN : 9783640555895
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Romanistik - Spanische Sprache, Literatur, Landeskunde, Note: 1,0, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Romanistik), Veranstaltung: Sprachliche und kulturelle Hybridität in Lateinamerika, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: „ I am problably the only one writing about nationalism who doesn’t think it ugly.“ Über die Nation oder gar über Nationalismus schreiben ist nicht leicht. Steht dieser Begriff doch in einer widersprüchlichen Tradition. Man brauche sich nur den Missbrauch dieses Begriffs im Laufe der Geschichte zu vergegenwärtigen, beispielsweise im Nationalsozialismus in Deutschland. Generell ist es sehr schwierig, das Konzept „ Nation“ zu definieren. Was ist eine Nation? Würde man diese Frage in einer Straßenumfrage auf der Frankfurter Zeil stellen, bekäme man mindestens 50 verschiedene Antworten. Einige „rechtsradikale“ Ansichten wären sicherlich dabei, außerdem viele unterschiedliche Antworten, die einerseits den politischen Nationalstaat thematisieren würden und vielleicht Nation und Staat gleichsetzen würden. Andere würden versuchen das Wesen der deutschen Nation in kultureller oder kulturgeschichtlicher Hinsicht zu definieren. Die Problematik des Begriffs der Nation wird im folgenden 2. Kapitel dieser Arbeit behandelt. Benedict Anderson war der erste Wissenschaftler, der den Nationalstaat als Konstrukt in Frage stellte. Aus diesem Grunde habe ich das Eingangszitat von Benedict Anderson als Motto für diese Arbeit gewählt, um direkt auf die Besonderheit von seiner Definition der „vorgestellten Nation“ zu zeigen. Es ist eine anthropologische, sehr kreative, fast anarchistische und konstruktivistische Denkweise der modernen Nation. Das Ziel der Nation bei Anderson ist, die nationale Identität zu beschreiben, die niemals homogen sein kann, sondern immer ethnisch heterogen ist...
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Imagined Communities

Author : Benedict Anderson
ISBN : 9781844674848
Genre : Political Science
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The definitive, bestselling book on the origins of nationalism, and the processes that have shaped it. 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 and die for nations, as well as hate and kill in their name? Anderson examines the creation and global spread of the ‘imagined communities’ of nationality, and explores the processes that created these communities: the territorialization of religious faiths, the decline of antique kinship, the interaction between capitalism and print, the development of secular languages-of-state, and changing conceptions of time and space. He shows how an originary nationalism born in the Americas was adopted by popular movements in Europe, by imperialist powers, and by the movements of anti-imperialist resistance in Asia and Africa. In a new afterword, Anderson examines the extraordinary influence of Imagined Communities, and the book's international publication and reception, from the end of the Cold War era to the present day.
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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

Author : Jason Xidias
ISBN : 9781351350556
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Benedict Anderson's 1983 masterpiece Imagined Communities is a ground-breaking analysis of the origins and meanings of "nations" and "nationalism." A book that helped reshape the field of nationalism studies, Imagined Communities also shows the critical thinking skills of interpretation and analysis working at their highest levels. One crucial aspect of Anderson's work involves the apparently simple act of defining precisely what we mean when we say 'nation' or 'nationalism' - an interpretative step that is vital to the analysis he proceeds to carry out. For Anderson, it is clear that nations are not 'natural;' as historians and anthropologists are well aware, nations as we understand them are a relatively modern phenomenon, dating back only as far as around 1500. But if this is the case, how can we agree what a 'nation' is? Anderson's proposed definition is that they are "imagined communities" - comprising groups of people who regard themselves as belonging to the same community, even if they have never met, and have nothing in common otherwise. The analysis that follows from this insight is all about examining and breaking down the historical processes that helped foster these communities - above all the birth of printing, and the development of capitalism. Brilliantly incisive, Anderson's analysis shows how good interpretative skills can form the foundations for compelling and original insight.

Imagined Communities What Makes A Readership Share A Certain Idea Of Newspapers

Author : Paul Vierkant
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,3, Free University of Berlin (John-F.-Kennedy-Institut), course: History of News, 6 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Paper is patient! "my high school physics teacher used to say, when he corrected our exams. As he explained to us, he had heard this old printers saying many times before from his father, who was in the printing business himself. This motto is more than simply a justification for the laziness of my teacher who almost never corrected our tests on time. Since it comes out of the printing business - a business hundreds of years old - it has a broader meaning. It expresses the enduring existence of the written word. Hence, letters, black on white, are records of people's thoughts and opinions at specific points in time, from early signs of human existence on cave walls to digital letters on our modern-day computer screens. Newspapers as a medium for writing are of special interest to historians as well as to ordinary people like you and me. Throughout history newspapers have reflected society. However, it would be an over-simplification to reduce the complexity of newspapers to the mere role of mirroring. They give us useful information about editors, journalists and authors. Their patient words waiting to be read become vibrant thoughts - even though reader and source might be years apart. It is the dichotomy of individual and collective experience in reading that creates a readership. Benedict Anderson's concept of imagined communities fits into this context incredibly well. Although a reader might not know all the other readers of his or her newspaper, they still have one thing in common - they have all held the same information in their hands and read the same news. Thus the reader - being aware of this indirectly shared experience - imagines his community of fellow readers. While Anderson refers to communities that ove"

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 : 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."
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