Nations and Nationalism

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Cornell University Press, 1983 - Political Science - 150 pages
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This thoughtful and penetrating book, addressed to political scientists, sociologists, historians, and anthropologists, interprets nationalism in terms of its social roots, which it locates in industrial social organization. Professor Gellner asserts here that a society?s affluence and economic growth depend on innovation, occupational mobility, the effectiveness of the mass media, universal literacy, and an all-embracing educational system based on a shared, standard idiom. These factors, taken together, govern the relationship between culture and the state. Political units that do not conform to the principle, ?one state, one culture? feel the strain in the form of nationalistic activity.
  

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Just finished this Seminal work presenting a theory of Nationalsim. Read full review

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Gellner's is one of those theories of nationalism that some call 'modernist,' meaning that he believes, like Benedict Anderson, that nations are less natural or ageless historical communities, than ... Read full review

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Contents

Culture in Agrarian Society
8
Industrial Society
19
The Transition to an Age of Nationalism
39
What is a Nation?
53
Social Entropy and Equality in Industrial Society
63
A Typology of Nationalisms
88
Nationalism and Ideology
123
Conclusion
137
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nations and nationalism amid the collapse empire—Ottoman, British, and French (1914- ... *Ernest Gellner, Nations and Nationalism, pp. 1-7 ...
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About the author (1983)

Ernest Gellner was Professor of Philosophy at the London School of Economics from 1962 to 1984, when he became Professor of Social Anthropology at Cambridge University. Before his death in 1995, he was Research Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Nationalism at the Central European University in Prague. His many books include "Words and Things", "Thoughts and Change", "Saints of the Atlas", "Nations and Nationalism, Culture, Identity and Politics, Plough, Sword, and Book", and "Conditions of Liberty

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