Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism

By Benedict Anderson

The defining, best-selling ebook at the historical past, 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 concept of nationhood had its origins within the founding of the Americas, yet used to be then followed and remodeled by way of populist events in nineteenth-century Europe. It grew to become 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 impressive issues. within the twenty-first century, those debates at the nature of the country nation are much more pressing. As new countries upward push, vying for impression, and outdated empires decline, we needs to comprehend who we're as a neighborhood within the face of background, and alter.

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