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Represented Communities: Fiji and World Decolonization
Represented Communities: Fiji and World Decolonization
Represented Communities: Fiji and World Decolonization
Represented Communities: Fiji and World Decolonization
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Represented Communities: Fiji and World Decolonization

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In 1983 Benedict Anderson's Imagined Communities revolutionized the anthropology of nationalism. Anderson argued that
"print capitalism" fostered nations as imagined communities in a modular form that became the culture of modernity.

Now, in Represented Communities, John D. Kelly and Martha Kaplan offer an extensive and devastating critique of
Anderson's depictions of colonial history, his comparative method, and his political anthropology. The authors build a
forceful argument around events in Fiji from World War II to the 2000 coups, showing how focus on "imagined communities"
underestimates colonial history and obscures the struggle over legal rights and political representation in postcolonial
nation-states. They show that the "self-determining" nation-state actually emerged with the postwar construction of the
United Nations, fundamentally changing the politics of representation.

Sophisticated and impassioned, this book will further anthropology's contribution to the understanding of contemporary
nationalisms.

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