AAS 103 Reading Response

AAS 103 Reading Response - John Yim Professor Adunbi AAS...

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John Yim Professor Adunbi AAS 103 September 13, 2011 Reading Response on Smith’s The Origins of Nations In The Origins of Nations , Anthony D. Smith explores the deep roots on the meaning of a nation. He traces back and forth to the pre-modernist and modernist era to determine if there truly was a correlation to a nation’s true existence in the past and present. He primarily focuses on questioning as to when nationalism came to rise and as to what entity should we view a nation as a nation. Smith thus declares that the creation of a nation is a culmination of both human control and objective factors outside human control. He expands on the conception of humans’ creating a nation in which they strive to achieve certain aspirations that positively intertwine within a community. Smith denotes these aspirations as “ethnic core” which can incessantly become subject to change. And these core values set the foundation of an “ethnic communities”, otherwise known as ethnies. These
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