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    Neil Davidson(Author)

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In his latest collection of essays, Neil Davidson brings his formidable analytical powers to bear on the concept of the capitalist nation-state. Through probing inquiry, Davidson draws out how nationalist ideology and consciousness is used to bind the subordinate classes to 'the nation', while simultaneously using 'the state' as a means of conducting geopolitical competition for capital. Davidson argues that a Marxist understanding of the meaning of contemporary nation-states must begin from the inseparable connections between them.

"Davidson's analysis of nationhood and its historical and contemporary realities is a triumph of non-dogmatic historical materialism"--Scottish Left ReviewPraise for "How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions?" and "Holding Fast to an Image of the Past"I was frankly pole-axed by this magnificent book. Davidson resets the entire debate on the character of revolutions: bourgeois, democratic, and socialist. He s sending me, at least, back to the library.Mike Davis, author of" Planet of Slums"This is, quite simply, the finest book of its kind. Tony McKenna, "Marx and Philosophy Review of Books"This is Neil Davidson at his very best. In a sparkling set of essays, Davidson offers a conceptually sophisticated and historically wide-ranging analysis of the work of classical and contemporary political thinkers. . . . In terms of its depth of learning it stands in comparison with "Perry Anderson s Zone of Engagement." An essential read.Satnam Virdee, professor of sociology, University of Glasgow"Holding Fast to an Image of the Past" is illuminating, authoritative, and sometimes very funny. . . . This new collection fruitfully combines wide-ranging erudition with vivid vignettes.--Bridget Fowler, emeritus professor of sociology, University of Glasgow"

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  • PDF | 400 pages
  • Neil Davidson(Author)
  • Haymarket Books (30 Jun. 2016)
  • English
  • 5
  • Society, Politics & Philosophy

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