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Publications [#312042] of Prasenjit Duara

Journal Articles

  1. Duara, P, The global and regional constitution of nations: The view from East Asia, Nations and Nationalism, vol. 14 no. 2 (April, 2008), pp. 323-345, WILEY, ISSN 1354-5078 [doi]
    (last updated on 2020/09/20)

    Abstract:
    While the origins of nationalism are sought in global historical trends, few analysts have shown how nations themselves are constituted and re-shaped by circulating global power, ideas and models. The view from East Asia shows that these circulations are mediated by regional developments and interactions which bind these nations together in rivalry and interdependence. The histories of China, Japan and Korea have been closely tied together since the end of the nineteenth century and, with a gap of about thirty years during the Cold War, have intensified once again. The global and regional constitution of nations produces a dialectic between its global form and aspirations and misrecognition of this constitution arising from the self-perception of nationalism as historically immanent. This tension between the global constitution and national misrecognition contributes to the tenacity of nationalism. It also allows us to get a better grasp of the relationship between historical change and structure in nationalism and the relationship between state and popular nationalisms in the countries of the region. © The author 2008. Journal compilation © ASEN/Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2008.


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