Nationalism and Modernism

By Prof Anthony D Smith, Anthony Smith

© 1998 – Routledge

288 pages

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About the Book

The 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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'a unique scholarly overview of a vast topic.' - Earthwatch

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General