Culture and power essay question: Nationalism

Nationalism embodies “the pathology of modern developmental history” (Nairn 1977:359), an effective and enduring form of political expression which commands “profound emotional legitimacy” (Anderson 1983:4). It has been a distinctive feature in modern political movements, particularly, in the formation of post-colonial nation-building, the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe in 1989 and violent separatist movements,…

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Why Education Cannot Compensate For Society Sociology Essay

Gillian Evans’s article employs Martin Heidegger’s concept of “being-in-the-world” (Heidegger, 1978) to understand the world of “commoners” in their own terms. While this method helps her to overcome her “snobbery” to some extent, the author fails to transcend completely the opposition of “them” to “us.” However, this failure strengthens her core argument that the middle-class…

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