Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Against the backdrop of ever-increasing nationalist violence during the last decade of the twentieth century, this book challenges standard analyses of nation formation by elaborating on the nation's dreamlike hold over the modern social imagination. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Against the backdrop of ever-increasing nationalist violence during the last decade of the twentieth century, this book challenges standard analyses of nation formation by elaborating on the nation?s dream-like hold over the modern social imagination. The author argues that the national fantasy lies at the core of the Enlightenment imaginary, embodying its central paradox: the intertwining of anthropological universality with the primacy of a cultural ideal.
Crucial to the operation of this paradox and fundamental in its ambiguity is the figure of Greece, the universal alibi and cultural predicate behind national-cultural consolidation throughout colonialist Europe. The largely unpredictable institution of a modern Greek nation in 1830 undoes the interweaving of Enlightenment and Philhellenism, whose centrifugal strands continue to unravel the certainty of European history, down to the current internal predicaments of the European Community or the tragedy of the Balkan conflicts.
Dal retro di copertina: “This is an original and important study of nation formation as social imaginary . . . adopting insights from a variety of disciplines (literary criticism, cultural studies, psychoanalysis, philosophy, economics).?—Vassilis Lambropolous, Ohio State University.
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Antiquarian. Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1996. XII,303p. Cloth wrps. Nice copy. (Rare). 'Dream Nation' makes a crucial contribution to our sense of the quotidian histories of modernity. Gourgouris's deft retrieval of the problematic history of the Greek Enlightenment and its rich, resonant cultural discourses give a new turn to our understanding of the pedagogies of state formation. In this splendid book, the archive of 'neohellenic' writers converses animatedly with postcolonial and poststructuralist thinkers, while we, its readers, participate in an enlightened argument that deals with the ethics of 'othering' by suggesting that in order to be Greeks we must also entertain the possibility of being Turks.' (HOMI K. BHABHA, University of Chicago). Antiquarian. Codice libro della libreria 29203
Descrizione libro Stanford University Press, 1996. Condizione libro: Good. 1st Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP84143656
Descrizione libro Stanford University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VG. Condizione sovraccoperta: VG. First Edition. Cloth covered boards, lightly toned text block. Dj in protective mylar cover, minor rubbing and shelfwear. Otherwise in very good condition. Binding tight, text clean, no names, stickers, or stamps. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" ; 303 pages. Codice libro della libreria 66901
Descrizione libro Stanford University Press 1996-12-01, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. 1. 0804726388. Codice libro della libreria 500795
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. * This item is printed on demand * Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808047263824.0
Descrizione libro Stanford University Press, 1996. Condizione libro: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice libro della libreria 9780804726382-3