Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism

Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism

Benedict Anderson


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

What are the imagined groups that compel males to kill or to die for an idea of a state? This thought of nationhood had its origins within the founding of the Americas, yet used to be then followed and reworked via populist hobbies in nineteenth-century Europe. It turned the rallying cry for anti-Imperialism in addition to the abiding reason behind 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 awesome issues. within the twenty-first century, those debates at the nature of the kingdom nation are much more pressing. As new international locations upward push, vying for impact, and outdated empires decline, we needs to comprehend who we're as a neighborhood within the face of historical past, and alter.

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