Nation and Aesthetics: On Kant and Freud

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Nation and Aesthetics is a unique attempt to examine the ambiguous nature of nationalism and nation by examining them through aesthetics. In this translation by Jonathan E. Abel, Darwin H. Tsen, and Hiroki Yoshikuni, Karatani grasps the modern social formation as a nexus of three different "modes of exchange," namely capital-nation-state. Nation here plays the role of complementing capitalism and the state. Benedict Anderson defined nation as an "imagined community." Through rethinking Kant, Karatani suggests that ...

Nation and Aesthetics: On Kant and Freud 2017, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190622978

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