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Review: Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism

User Review  - Benson Hawk - Goodreads

Brilliant, incisive, and unexpected, Anderson stuns with his insights into the social mechanics that produce nationhood. I have intended to read this for years, and only got to it now. While Anderson ... Read full review

Review: Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism

User Review  - Carolyn Vieira-Martinez - Goodreads

It may be a convenient starter for new graduate students or advanced undergraduates, extraordinary as it is, but it reproduces and reinforces too many orientalist perspectives for me to give it 5 stars. Read full review

Review: Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism

User Review  - Ivana - Goodreads

Fresh, comprehensive and detailed analysis, plus a lot of interesting facts about the (post)colonialist wave of nationalism. One cannot ask for more! Read full review

Review: Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism

User Review  - Ryan Uyehara - Goodreads

This is a book that must surely be the cornerstone of theory in the study of Nationalism. In some ways, I felt as if I were reading a critical paper of a book, the way Anderson attempts to convey his ... Read full review

Review: Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism

User Review  - H - Goodreads

Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities. Verso: New York, 1991. Theorists of nationalism have often been perplexed, not to say irritated, by these three paradoxes: (1) The objective modernity of ... Read full review

Review: Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism

User Review  - Hayward Chan - Goodreads

One of the books that everyone should read in their lifetime. Nationalism, the notion that we belong to a community of shared heritage, history and language, is like air and water to us that we can't ... Read full review

Review: Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism

User Review  - Emilia Pacurar - Goodreads

What make people die in wars? The most noble of two parties provokes first, than the second enters the scene to re-establish the honorable position of his family, rather than a keen desire to fight. Read full review

Review: Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism

User Review  - Celine - Goodreads

Fascinating book detailing Benedict's theories on how nationalism/nation-ness was constructed (including his theories on the role that mass communication and literature played in this dissemination of ... Read full review

Review: Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism

User Review  - Catherine - Goodreads

Finally a useful book! Read full review

Review: Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism

User Review  - Ioana - Goodreads

Nuanced take on the formation of nationalism; Anderson understands nation-ness as a cultural artefact, similar to religious communities and dynastic realms, that is created through a shared imaginal ... Read full review

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