Nationalism and Modernism
By (author) Professor Anthony D. Smith
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Nationalism and Modernism by Professor Anthony D. Smith
Book DescriptionThe first major study in over three decades to explore the essential arguments of all the major theoretical interpretations of nationalism, from the modernist approaches of Gellner, Nairn, Breuilly, Giddens and Hobsbawm to the alternative paradigms of van den Bergh and Geertz, Armstrong and Smith himself. In a style accessible to the student and the general reader Smith traces the changing view of this hotly discussed topic within the current political, cultural and socioeconomic arena. He also analyses the contributions of such historians, sociologists and political scientists as Seton-Watson, Reynolds, Hastings, Horowitz and Brass. The survey concludes with an analysis of post-modern approaches to national identity, gender and nation, making it indispensable reading to all those interested in gaining full and authoritative knowledge of nationalism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415063418
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Nationalism, Hardback (October 2010)
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Ethno-symbolism and Nationalism, Paperback (February 2009)
Offers a statement of an ethno-symbolic approach to the study of nations and nationalism and at the same time, embodies a general statement of Anthony Smith's contribution to this approach and its application to the central issues of nations and nationalism.
Cultural Foundations of Nations, Paperback (February 2008)» View all books by Professor Anthony D. Smith
This major new work by Professor Anthony D. Smith challenges the notion of nationalism as a product of modernity.
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