Imagined Communities by Anderson

"Imagined Communities" by: Anderson
NATIONALISM
NATION
imagined political community that is both sovereign and limited
IMAGINED
LIMITED
SOVEREIGN
COMMUNITY
the impossibility of all members in a nation to "know each other"
No single nation can accomodate all mankind
Nation always strives for freedom
a nation is think of as a horizontal companionship of equals
imagined political community that is both sovereign and limited
breaking away from a religious beliefs of those in higher power
political boundaries is subjected where each nation has its own geographical location
Marxist and liberal attempts explain nationalism as "unsatisfactory"
CULTURAL ROOTS
Dynastic realm
Religious Community
its legitimacy is derived from divinity rather than populations
declines religious community because of the explorations of the non-European world and the slow disappearance of sacred language
Marxist and liberal attempts explain nationalism as "unsatisfactory"
cultural constructions that lead people to believe they have a common heritage and collective responsibility to the nation
Marxism: method of socioeconomic analysis that uses a materialist interpretation of histrorical development
nothing natural but a concept created by human beings
VERNACULARIZATION
Print-capitalism
Reformation
Admin Reforms
END GOALS
Materialism
Commitment to political practice
Nationalism brings a nation-state as imagined community
Nation-state as imagined community promotes Nationalism
Apprehensions of time
The replacement of Sacred communities and dynastic realm
Nationalist Movement
Christendom assumes its universal form
The Father of Filipino nationalism, Jose Rizal wrote Noli Me Tangere
Monarchy
Sovereignties
Old Legitimacy
Kingship
Pre-modern empires and kingdoms
Sacred communites
Sacred texts such as Bibles and Quran
bounded by political boundaries and established based on shared experiences
Print-Media
construction of a shared national identity of individuals
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