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Quote: “The dominant bourgeoisie and the bourgeois social formations formed one another in reciprocally in a ‘process without a subject’, by restructuring the state in the national form and by modifying the status of all the other classes.  This explains the simultaneous genesis of nationalism and cosmopolitanism.”

Question: How does this explain the simultaneous of nationalism and cosmopolitanism?

Comment: In “The Nationalization of Society” section, Balibar argues that there are consequences for analyzing the nation as a historical form.  Balibar states that society has to stop linear developmental schemas. What does the author mean by this?

~ by ascutari on February 22, 2010.

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