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Author Gellner, Ernest, author

Title Culture, identity, and politics / Ernest Gellner
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [1987]


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 MELB  306.2 Gel/Cia  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 189 pages ; 22 cm
Contents 1. A blobologist in Vodkobuzia -- 2. Nationalism and the two forms of cohesion in complex societies -- 3. The roots of cohesion -- 4. Zeno of Cracow -- 5. From Königsberg to Manhattan -- 6. The social roots of egalitarianism -- 7. Recollection in anxiety: thought and change revisited -- 8. The captive Hamlet of Europe -- 9. Waiting for Imam -- 10. The rubber cage: disenchantment with disenchantment -- 11. Tractatus sociologico-philosophicus
Summary "These essays explore the relationship between culture and politics in the modern world. They range in space from Iran to Algeria, and the eastern marchlands of Europe to the Atlantic, and in time over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. But they are all inspired by a cluster of linked preoccupations with the nature of the social order now emerging in the world and the kinds of moral and political legitimation it requires and permits. The essays are also linked by Ernest Gellner's distinctive, and highly arresting, intellectual temper and style. The volume will interest a wide range of readers in the social sciences and philosophy."--Book cover
Analysis Social change Theories
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Political sociology.
Social change.
State, The.
Political Systems -- history.
Social Change.
LC no. 86026444
ISBN 0521334381