Nations and nationalism / Ernest Gellner ; introduction by John Breuilly.

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  • Author(s): Gellner, Ernest, author; Breuilly, John, 1946-, writer of introduction
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    Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2008.
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    liii, 152 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Series:
    New perspectives on the past
    Cornell paperbacks
    New perspectives on the past (Basil Blackwell Publisher)
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    Bibliographies; Non-fiction
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    • Publication Information:
      Second edition.
    • Abstract:
      Drawing upon a range of disciplines, including philosophy, anthropology, sociology, politics and history, this work argues that nationalism is an inescapable consequence of modernity.
    • Content Notes:
      Definitions: State and nation ; The Nation -- Culture in agrarian society: Power and culture in the agro-literature society ; The state in agrarian society ; The varieties of agrarian rulers -- Industrial society: The society of perpetual growth ; Social genetics ; The age of universal high culture -- The transition to an age of nationalism: A note on the weakness of nationalism ; Wild and garden cultures -- What is a nation?; The course of true nationalism never did run smooth -- Social entropy and equality in industrial society: Obstacles to entropy ; Fissures and barriers ; A diversity of focus -- A typology of nationalisms: The varieties of nationalist experience ; Diaspora nationalism -- The future of nationalism: Industrial culture : one or many? -- Nationalism and ideology: Who is for Nuremberg? ; One nation, one state -- Conclusion: What is not being said ; Summary.
    • Notes:
      Originally published as hbk.: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., c2006.
      "Bibliography of Ernest Gellner's writings on nationalism / Ian Jarvie": pages 142-147.
      Includes bibliographical references (pages [137]-141) and index.
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