7. Nation-states

  • The idea of the “nation.”
  • National revolutions from 1789 onward.
  • Theories of nationalism.
  • Nations and nationalism outside of Europe.

Required readings

  • Benedict Anderson, “Cultural Roots; The Origin of National Consciousness.” In Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, New Edition. London: Verso, 2006.
  • Ernest Gellner, Nations and Nationalism. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1983. pp. 19-62.
  • Roy, Srirupa. “Seeing a State: National Commemorations and the Public Sphere in India and Turkey.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 48, no. 1 (January 2006): 200–232.

Additional readings