Law, Nation and (Imagined) International Communities

Law, Text, Culture, Vol. 8, pp. 137-166, 2004

30 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2009 Last revised: 12 Jan 2018

See all articles by Sundhya Pahuja

Sundhya Pahuja

Melbourne Law School

Ruth Buchanan

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

All communities larger than primordial villages of face to face contact … are imagined. Communities are to be distinguished not by their falsity/genuineness but by the style in which they are imagined (Anderson 1991: 6). If nationalisms in the rest of the world have to choose their imagined community from certain ‘modular’ forms already made available to them by Europe and the Americas, what do they have left to imagine? (Chatterjee 1996: 216)

Suggested Citation

Pahuja, Sundhya and Buchanan, Ruth, Law, Nation and (Imagined) International Communities (2004). Law, Text, Culture, Vol. 8, pp. 137-166, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1459710

Sundhya Pahuja

Melbourne Law School ( email )

University of Melbourne
185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Victoria, Victoria 3010
Australia
+61 3 8344 7102 (Phone)

Ruth Buchanan (Contact Author)

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

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