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by Alyssa Ayres
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Politics & Government
  • Author:
    Alyssa Ayres
  • ISBN:
    1107404436
  • ISBN13:
    978-1107404434
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    Cambridge University Press; Reprint edition (May 10, 2012)
  • Pages:
    230 pages
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    Politics & Government
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Winner, 2011-2012 Junior Book Prize, American Institute of Pakistan Studies.

Alyssa Ayres' fascinating study examines Pakistan's troubled history by exploring the importance of culture to political .

Alyssa Ayres' fascinating study examines Pakistan's troubled history by exploring the importance of culture to political legitimacy. Early leaders selected Urdu as the natural symbol of the nation's great cultural past, but due to its limited base great efforts would be required to make it truly national. This paradox underscores the importance of cultural policies for national identity formation. Because of its use in the domains of power, English can be seen as a source of self-improvement and as a means of career success (Mansoor, 2003; Rahman, 2002).

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Alyssa Ayres' fascinating study examines Pakistan's troubled history by exploring the . The lessons of these large multiethnic states offer insights for the understanding of culture, identity, and nationalism throughout the world.

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Speaking Like a State. Book by Alyssa Ayres, Author. Publisher – Cambridge University Press. Release Date – May 2009. The book is aimed at scholars in the fields of history, political theory and South Asian studies, as well as those interested in the history of culture and nationalism in one of the world's most complex, and challenging, countries.

Opposing a binary perspective that consolidates ethnicity, religion, and nationalism into separate spheres, this book demonstrates that neither nationalism nor religion can be studied in isolation in the Middle East. Opposing a binary perspective that consolidates ethnicity, religion, and nationalism into separate spheres, this book demonstrates that neither nationalism nor religion can be studied in isolation in the Middle East.

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Alyssa Ayres' fascinating study examines Pakistan's troubled history by exploring the importance of culture to political legitimacy. Early leaders selected Urdu as the natural symbol of the nation's great cultural past, but due to its limited base great efforts would be required to make it truly national. This paradox underscores the importance of cultural policies for national identity formation. By comparing Pakistan's experience with those of India and Indonesia, the author analyzes how their national language policies led to very different outcomes. The lessons of these large multiethnic states offer insights for the understanding of culture, identity, and nationalism throughout the world. The book is aimed at scholars in the fields of history, political theory and South Asian studies, as well as those interested in the history of culture and nationalism in one of the world's most complex, and challenging, countries.