By Anshuman A Mondal
This e-book argues that the likely intractable political difficulties that face India and Egypt this day have their origins within the ideological and political crises of the early twentieth century.
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Usually, this legitimacy is gained by appeal to existing cultural codes and practices, and in this sense nationalism is no different to other political ideologies and structures of authority. There is, however, one crucial difference which distinguishes nationalism, and to an extent its predecessor, the 22 NATIONALISM AS CULTURAL POLITICS absolutist state. 26 Previously, the cultural codes and practices which determined the legitimate exercise of authority had been universalist in outlook, purporting relevance to the whole of humanity.
In so doing, it not only seeks legitimacy on the basis of culture, but it also seeks to monopolize legitimacy on that very basis. No matter what type of government is henceforth elected or ascends to power, it must be a national government. Culture is thus thoroughly and inseparably entwined with power. It becomes the arena, arbiter and delimiter of nationalist thought and politics. National culture: modernity versus ethnicity To pose the problem in terms of cultural politics, however, is to raise further issues which take us deeper into the structure of the ﬁeld of study, right down to what could legitimately be considered the schism within it, more so even than the culturalist/statist one to which it is nevertheless intimately related.
Nor would it explain why national identifications are made across class differences. ’55 In this respect, one can note a tension in his work between nationalism being a ‘spontaneous’ response to social entropy on the one hand, ‘There is . . no need to assume any conscious long term calculation of interest on anyone’s part’,56 such that, ‘ethnicity enters the political sphere as “nationalism” at times when cultural homogeneity . . ’58 On the one hand we have an emphasis on objective determinants, on the other we see the process of cultural reinvention by politically committed agents.
Nationalisms and Post-Colonial Identity: Culture and Ideology in India and Egypt (Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies) by Anshuman A Mondal