Benedict Anderson

Benedict Anderson

Born: 26 August 1936, in Kumning, China


Benedict Richard O'Gorman Anderson is a Professor Emeritus of International Studies, Government and Asian Studies at Cornell University. He is best known for his 1983 book Imagined Communities, where he argues that nations are imagined political communities - that is, nations are socially-constructed political communities, and that the members of nations largely imagine their membership in that community.

Major Works of Benedict Anderson

- Some Aspects of Indonesian Politics under the Japanese Occupation: 1944-1945, 1961
- Mythology and the Tolerance of the Javanese, 1965
- A Preliminary Analysis of the October 1, 1965, Coup in Indonesia, 1966
- Java in a Time of Revolution; Occupation and Resistance, 1944-1946, 1972
- Religion and Social Ethos in Indonesia, 1977
- Interpreting Indonesian Politics: Thirteen Contributions to the Debate, 1982
- Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, 1983
- In the Mirror: Literature and Politics in Siam in the American Era, 1985
- Language and Power: Exploring Political Cultures in Indonesia, 1990
- The Spectre of Comparisons: Nationalism, Southeast Asia, and the World, 1998
- Violence and the State in Suharto's Indonesia, 2001
- Debating World Literature, 2004
- Under Three Flags: Anarchism and the Anti-Colonial Imagination, 2005


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