Grounds of Comparison

Grounds of Comparison : Around the Work of Benedict Anderson

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Benedict Anderson, professor at Cornell and specialist in Southeast Asian studies, is best known for his book Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (1991). It is no understatement to say that this is one of the most influential books of the last twenty years. Widely read both by social scientists and humanists, it has become an unavoidable document. For people in the humanities, Anderson is particularly interesting because he explores the rise of nationalism in connection with the rise of the novel.
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  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 150.4 x 242.3 x 21.6mm | 539.78g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0415943353
  • 9780415943352

About Pheng Cheah

Pheng Cheah is Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. Jonathan Culler, the Class of 1916 Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Cornell; among his many books is Structuralist Poetics.
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Table of contents

CONTENTS Preface 1. Grounds of Comparison 2. On Imagined Communities 3. Anderson and the Novel 4. Bogeyman: Benedict Anderson's "Derivative" Discourse 5. Imagi-Nation: The Imagined Community and the Aesthetics of Mourning 6. Be-longing and Bi-lingual States 7. Authority, Solidarity, and the Political Economy of Identity: The Case of the United 8. Anderson's Utopia 9. Ghostly Comparisons: Anderson's Telescope 10. The Desire for the Sovereign and the Logic of Reciprocity in the Family of Nations 11. Response
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