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Nation without Subject(s) : What is the Poststructuralist Concept of Nation?


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Božić-Blanuša, Zrinka. (2010). Nation without Subject(s) : What is the Poststructuralist Concept of Nation?. Filozofska istraživanja, 30(1-2). pp. 311-321. ISSN 1848-2309

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Despite their differences, social theorists and historians today seem to agree unanimously on the modern and constructed character of nations. However, it seems that they didn’t sufficiently take into account the effects of contemporary questioning of the concept of subject. Thanks to the poststructuralist problematisation of subjectivity, it is impossible to define nation (as community) as a communion of immanent individuals. The purpose of this paper is to explore the possibility of a different conceptualization of nation, one that wouldn’t rely on the idea of subject as its basic constitutive category.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: nation, community, subject, Benedict Anderson, Étienne Balibar, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Derrida, Homi Bhabha
Subjects: Philosophy
Slavic languages and literatures > Croatian language and literature
Departments: Department of Croatian Language and Literature
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2016 09:43
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2016 09:43

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