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Imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism

Imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism

Anderson, Benedict R. O'G. (Benedict Richard O'Gorman), 1936-; American Council of Learned Societies

'Imagined Communities' examines the creation & function of the 'imagined communities' of nationality & the way these communities were in part created by the growth of the nation-state, the interaction between capitalism & printing & the birth of vernacular languages in early modern Europe

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Published London; New York: Verso, c2006
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Statement of responsibility: Benedict Anderson
ISBN: 1844670864, 9781844670864
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-233) and index.
Physical Description: xv, 240 p. ; 25 cm.
Subject: Nationalism History.
Reproduction: Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, Scholarly Publishing Office, 2008. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) Mode of access: Intranet.
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book.


  1. Introduction
  2. Cultural roots
  3. The origins of national consciousness
  4. Creole pioneers
  5. Old languages, new models
  6. Official nationalism and imperialism
  7. The last wave
  8. Patriotism and racism
  9. The angel of history
  10. Census, map, museum
  11. Memory and forgetting
  12. Travel and traffic: on the geo-biography of Imagined communities.