In this sparkling new work, Benedict Anderson provides a compelling exploration of late-nineteenth-century politics and culture against a background of militant anarchism in Europe... Read more
In this sparkling new work, Benedict Anderson provides a compelling exploration of late-nineteenth-century politics and culture against a background of militant anarchism in Europe and the Americas. Jose Marti's armed uprising in Cuba and anti-imperialist protests in China and Japan. Anderson charts the complex intellectual interactions of two great Filipino writers ? the political novelist Jose Rizal and the pioneering folklorist Isabelo de los Reyes ? with avant-garde European literature and politics, connecting nationalist movements of the era.
Under Three Flags is a brilliantly original work on the explosive history of national independence and global politics.
Under Three Flags Paperback edition by Hamid Dabashi
Benedict Anderson is Aaron L. Binenkorb 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, and Imagined Communities.
In this challenging and thought-provoking book Dabashi pulls together a unique constellation of historical and theoretical reflections on current affairs to argue that we need to break down the ethnographic gaze that is evident with intellectual thinking in the Arab world.
In this landmark book, Hamid Dabashi argues that the revolutionary uprisings from Morocco to Iran and from Syria to Yemen were driven by a 'delayed defiance' - a point of rebellion against domestic tyranny and globalized disempowerment alike - that signifies no less than the end of Postcolonialism.
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