1. Research Library

        Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (1983)

        Benedict Anderson

        London: Verso 2006

        ISBN 9781844670864

      1. Anderson’s consideration of nationalism and its manifestations in both the American and European ‘West’ as well as in anti-colonial resistance movements in Asia and Africa became an indispensable work in the 1990s and greatly influenced thinking about the post-colonial construction of nationality and national identity. He further suggested that the global spread of ‘imagined communities’ based on religious faith, transnational migration, capitalism, etc. would be a major cultural and political force in the post-1989 world. The new edition contains two new chapters on Third World nationalism and the current condition.