‎Origins of the Nation-State

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=Discussion=
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==Discussion==
   
==Origins of the Nation-State==
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===Origins of the Nation-State===
   
 
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[[Kojin Karatani]], chapter nine:
Kojin Karatini, chapter nine:
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"The nation-state is a coupling together of two elements with different
 
"The nation-state is a coupling together of two elements with different
natures: nation and state. Th e nation-state’s emergence, however,
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natures: nation and state. The nation-state’s emergence, however,
 
requires the previous appearance of capital-state — that is, a
 
requires the previous appearance of capital-state — that is, a
coupling of capital with state. Th is was achieved with the absolute
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coupling of capital with state. This was achieved with the absolute
 
monarchies. I have already described the situation of the social formation
 
monarchies. I have already described the situation of the social formation
 
under absolute monarchies, in which previously dominant
 
under absolute monarchies, in which previously dominant
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appears within the social formation as an attempt to recover, through
 
appears within the social formation as an attempt to recover, through
 
imagination, mode of exchange A and community, which is disintegrating
 
imagination, mode of exchange A and community, which is disintegrating
under the rule of capital- state. Th e nation is formed by
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under the rule of capital-state. The nation is formed by
 
capital-state, but it is at the same time a form of protest and resistance
 
capital-state, but it is at the same time a form of protest and resistance
 
to the conditions brought about by capital-state, as well as an
 
to the conditions brought about by capital-state, as well as an
attempt to supplement for what is lacking in capital-state.
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attempt to supplement for what is lacking in capital-state.
   
The sensibility of the nation is grounded in blood- lineage, regional,
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The sensibility of the nation is grounded in blood-lineage, regional,
 
and linguistic communities. None of these, however, possesses the
 
and linguistic communities. None of these, however, possesses the
 
secret of the nation: the nation does not form simply because of the existence
 
secret of the nation: the nation does not form simply because of the existence

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