Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism

By Benedict Anderson

The defining, best-selling booklet at the background, origins and improvement of nationalism

What are the imagined groups that compel males to kill or to die for an concept of a country? This proposal of nationhood had its origins within the founding of the Americas, yet was once then followed and remodeled through populist pursuits in nineteenth-century Europe. It turned the rallying cry for anti-Imperialism in addition to the abiding cause of colonialism. during this scintillating, groundbreaking paintings of highbrow background Anderson explores how principles are shaped and reformulated at each point, from excessive politics to pop culture, and how that they could make humans do striking issues. within the twenty-first century, those debates at the nature of the country country are much more pressing. As new countries upward push, vying for effect, and outdated empires decline, we needs to comprehend who we're as a neighborhood within the face of historical past, and alter.

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