Nationalism and Modernism / Edition 1

Nationalism and Modernism / Edition 1

by Prof Anthony D Smith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415063418

ISBN-13: 2900415063417

Pub. Date: 11/10/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book represents a much-needed analytical survey of current theories of nationalism by one of the leading authorities in the field. It contextualizes the new insights into nationalism and its relationship with states and state-building on one hand, and ethnicity and

ethnic revival on the other. Anthony Smith assesses the contributions of key figures in the

Overview

This book represents a much-needed analytical survey of current theories of nationalism by one of the leading authorities in the field. It contextualizes the new insights into nationalism and its relationship with states and state-building on one hand, and ethnicity and

ethnic revival on the other. Anthony Smith assesses the contributions of key figures in the field. Given the extent of nationalist and ethnic phenomena and the diversity of approaches which have been put forward, Smith's accessible account will prove an indispensable guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900415063417
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/10/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: The modernist paradigm

1. The rise of classical modernism

Part I Varieties of modernism

2. The culture of industrialism

3. Capitalism and nationalism

4. State and nation

5. Political messianism

6.

Invention and imagination

Part II Critics and alternatives

7. Primordialism and perennialism

8. Ethno-symbolism

9. Beyond modernism?

Conclusion: Problems, paradigms and prospects

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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