In this highly-acclaimed work, Benedict Anderson examines the creation and global spread of the 'imagined communities' of nationality. He explores the processes that created these communities: the territorialization of religious faiths, the decline of antique kingship, the interaction between capitalism and print, the development of vernacular languages-of-state, and changing conceptions of time.
This revised edition includes two new chapters, one of which discusses the complex role of the colonialist state's mindset in the development of Third World nationalism, while the other analyzes the processes by which, all over the world, nations came to imagine themselves as old.
Anvil Publishing, Philippines
Revised edition 2016
Softcover / 8.75 x 5.75 inches / 240 pages / BW