Nationalism and Post-Colonial Identity
Culture and Ideology in India and Egypt
By (author) Anshuman A. Mondal
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Nationalism and Post-Colonial Identity by Anshuman A. Mondal
Book DescriptionHow have nations and nationhood become the dominant form of political organization today? What is the role of culture in nationalism? In what ways have the ideological development of nationalisms in the post-colonial world shaped understandings of contemporary political problems such as the rise of radical Islam, communalism, and the failure of secular-liberal democracy? This book offers the first comparative study of two highly significant anti-colonial nationalisms. Its close analysis of nationalist discourse in India and Egypt is situated within a new theoretical framework for studying nationalism, based on a trenchant critique of theorists such as Benedict Anderson, Ernest Gellner, Eric Hobsbawm and Anthony Smith.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415314152
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Nationalism and Post-Colonial Identity, Paperback (September 2010)
In what ways have the ideological development of nationalisms in the post-colonial world shaped understandings of contemporary political problems such as the rise of radical Islam, communalism, and the failure of secular-liberal democracy? This book offers a comparative study of India and Egypt - two highly significant anti-colonial nationalisms.
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