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User Review  - gregdehler - LibraryThing

Nationalism and the nation-state are fairly recent phenomena, dating to the 1500s. How did they come together and how has the idea of nationalism been perpetuated in the modern era? Anderson sees the ... Read full review

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User Review  - bdtrump - LibraryThing

An essential read in comparative and global politics, yet deeply flawed due to significant disregard for the importance of ethnicity and culture without strong evidence to do so. Read full review

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User Review  - thcson - LibraryThing

This book wasn't as original as I had hoped. Many of the ideas presented here have gained wide currency in later scholarship and I suppose that's what makes them seem familiar. The book has a broad scope and the author discusses a variety of different cases so it's a good read. Read full review

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User Review  - DaveCullen - LibraryThing

Extraordinary book on nationalism, and how we create these images of who we are. (I took a graduate course in Cultural Anthropology on ethnicity and nationalism, where we read a tremendous amount of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ndkchk - LibraryThing

Coming from the perspective of someone who'd read post-Anderson stuff before this book, I still understood why it was groundbreaking, I think, but it didn't absolutely knock my socks off. Anderson is ... Read full review

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Anderson this work is the bible of nationalism.There are moments of trance when followers of the drug of nationalism read it.It also gives headache to those who are afraid by the deluge of nationalism.People who want to do something of lasting value for their nations must read it.Some call nationalism the measles of humanity,but they tend to forget that this disease is curable through itself.After reading this book one understands the robust nature of nationalism and mythology. 

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User Review  - sotirfan - LibraryThing

Although Anderson's theory is far from perfect, and on the whole I think it's been improved upon, this gets five stars for originality. Read full review

Review: Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism

User Review  - Sean Chick - Goodreads

Anderson has a good point about how language and the collapse of religious absolutism created nationalism but he fails on two points. First his language is haughty and over the top, including ... Read full review


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