Benedict Anderson

(b. 1936)

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BritishMarxist scholar specializing in South East Asian studies who came into prominence for his groundbreaking work on the origins of nationalism, Imagined Communities (1983). A regular contributor to New Left Review, he is also the author of The Spectre of Comparisons (1998) and Under Three Flags (2005). See also imagined community; nation; nationalism.

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

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