By Prof Anthony D Smith, Anthony Smith
This publication represents a much-needed analytical survey of present theories of nationalism by way of one of many best specialists within the box. It contextualizes the hot insights into nationalism and its dating with states and state-building on one hand, and ethnicity and ethnic revival at the different. Anthony Smith assesses the contributions of key figures within the box. Given the level of nationalist and ethnic phenomena and the range of techniques which were recommend, Smith's available account will turn out an quintessential consultant.
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The attempt to impose a single, abstract ‘pure type’ of modernity (and modernisation) on the rich variety of historical processes, so as to illuminate the underlying logic of the contrast and transition between a state of ‘tradition’ and one of ‘modernity’, exaggerates the historical gulf between them and denies important continuities and coexistences between elements of both. 7 Nationalism and ‘high cultures’ The main new concept employed by Gellner in his second formulation is that of ‘high culture’, that is, a literate, public culture inculcated through a mass, standardised and academy-supervised education system, serviced by cultural 38 Varieties of modernism specialists.
Are we to believe that within a single generation peasants become French patriots simply because they have been processed through a common educational curriculum and school system, and because of this are The culture of industrialism 39 prepared to the en masse for the patrie en danger? Is the sacrifice for the fatherland really a defence of an educationally sustained high culture?
Kohn placed it in the English Revolution, Cobban opted for the late eighteenth century following the Partitions of Poland and the American Revolution, while Kedourie placed it in 1807, the date of Fichte’s Addresses to the German Nation. But most accepted the French Revolution as the event and period of nationalism’s first full blown manifestation, and thereby tied it firmly to the civic and democratic movements of that period in Europe. They also concentrated on charting the evolution of nationalism, the ideology and movement, within modern Europe.