Benedict anderson is aaron l binenkorp professor of international studies emeritus at cornell university he is editor of the journal indonesia and author of java in a time of revolution, the spectre of comparisons: nationalism, southeast asia, and the world and imagined communities. Benedict anderson’s imagined communities (1983) was the most influential book in the wave of writing in the early 1980s that made nationalism an important subject for analysis and teaching. 4 imagined communities benedict anderson introduction my point of departure is that nationality, or, as one might prefer to put itin view of that word's multiple significations, nation-ness, as well as nationalism, are. Benedict richard o'gorman anderson (august 26, 1936 – december 13, 2015) was a political scientist and historian, best known for his 1983 book imagined communities, which explored the origins of nationalism.
Benedict anderson, who died yesterday at age 79 in malang, indonesia, is internationally famous for his 1983 book imagined communities, far and away the most influential study of nationalism.
Note: benedict anderson's book imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism first appeared in 1983 since that time it has become one of the standard texts on the topic of nations and nationalism the following definition is one of the most commonly used by scholars in the field.
An imagined community is a concept developed by benedict anderson in his 1983 book imagined communities, to analyze nationalism anderson depicts a nation as a socially constructed community, imagined by the people who perceive themselves as part of that group.
Benedict anderson gives a lecture in delhi in 2009 photograph: shekhar yadav/india today group/getty benedict anderson’s imagined communities (1983) was the most influential book in the wave of.