Sept 9-11: Later Theories of the Nation/State

Continuing our discussion from last week, here are a few more famous theories of nationalism. You’ll also notice that you need to continue thinking about the state as well as the nation. Is one reducible to the other? Is one prior to the other? If so, in the same way as last week?

Lenin, The State and Revolution; Chapter 1: Class Society & the State (1917, excerpt)

What is a Nation?”

Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities (1983, excerpt)

Foucault, Security, Territory, Population (last three lectures) read especially pages 286-7 & 296-303 (1977-78, excerpt)