Anderson, Benedict

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Abstract

Anderson is a leading specialist in Southeast Asian history and politics whose book Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (2006) has been one of the most influential in the nationalism studies literature. It argued that the nation was a peculiarly modern conception of political community that originally took shape in the colonial Americas, and was made possible by the spread of literacy and printing in vernacular languages, and the decline of religious and dynastic authority.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBlackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism
EditorsJohn Stone, Rutledge M. Dennis, Polly Rizova, Anthony D. Smith, Xiaoshuo Hou
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
ISBN (Electronic)9781118663202
ISBN (Print)978-1-4051-8978-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

Keywords

  • Benedict Anderson
  • Adrian Hastings
  • capitalism
  • race
  • ethnicity & nationalism
  • decolonization
  • Eurocentrism
  • imagined communities
  • language
  • language and nationalism
  • Marxism
  • racism & nationalism
  • nation
  • national identity
  • nationalism
  • religious nationalism
  • Southeast Asia

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  • Hobsbawm, Eric J.

    Hearn, J., Mar 2016, Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism. Stone, J., Dennis, R. M., Rizova, P., Smith, A. D. & Hou, X. (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell

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