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Nations and Nationalisms: A Short Introduction
Kaustav Chakraborty, Krishna Sen (ed)
Price
295.00
ISBN
9789354420566
Language
English
Pages
204
Format
Paperback
Dimensions
140 x 216 mm
Year of Publishing
2021
Territorial Rights
World
Imprint
Orient BlackSwan

This volume is a comprehensive introduction to the idea of the nation, and offers a critical engagement with the contending manifestations of nationhood. Nations and Nationalisms provides an exhaustive overview of various theories and theorists of nationalism – from classical thinkers such as Marx and Max Weber to contemporary intellectuals like Foucault and Yael Tamir. It contextualises nationalisms by analysing a range of issues – such as globalisation, transnationalism, subnationalisms, stateless nationalisms, neo-nationalism and the cyberstate – and focuses specifically on the debates on nation-building in India.

A separate chapter surveys Indian English fiction's negotiations with nationalism. Drawing on numerous examples from around the world, the book charts the permutations and transformations in the conceptual space of the nation.

The author: Kaustav Chakraborty is Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Southfield College, Darjeeling, West Bengal. His publications include Queering Tribal Folktales from East and Northeast India.

The editor: Krishna Sen is former Professor and Head of English at the University of Calcutta, and was the Leverhulme Visiting Professor of English at the University of Leeds. Her publications include A Short History of American Literature (Orient BlackSwan 2017).

Editor´s Preface
1. Nation, Nation-state and Nationalism
A Critical Survey of Origins, Definitions, Classifications and Theoretical Explorations
2. Anticolonial Nationalism and the Postcolonial Nation
Themes from Post-colonies, and a Critical Survey of Tropes and Debates in Indian Nationalism
3. Nationalism and Internationalism
Globalisation, Transnational Nomadism and the Future of International Solidarity
4. The Nation and Its Discontents
Ethnic Subnationalisms, Neo-nationhood, New Nationalism, Stateless Nations, and the Cyberstate
5. Narrating/Imagining the Nation
A Brief Survey of the Indian English Writer’s Negotiations with the Nation and Nationalisms
6. The Postnation
The Future of Nationalism and National Identities, and Movements towards a Patriotic Planetarism
Glossary of Select Terms
Texts for Further Reading
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