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Are Subaltern Studies Postmodern or Postcolonial? The Politics and Sensibilities of Geohistorical Locations

Walter D. Mignolo

in Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156095
eISBN:
9781400845064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156095.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses South Asian subaltern studies as well as their adaptation by Latin Americanist historian Florencia Mallon and by the Latin American Subaltern Studies Group. It is important to ... More


Introduction

Brian K. Pennington

in Was Hinduism Invented?: Britons, Indians, and the Colonial Construction of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195166552
eISBN:
9780199835690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166558.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Between 1789 and 1832, Great Britain created a comprehensive portrait of Hinduism that exhibited it as a coherent system of beliefs and practices operating by means of clear, regular, and often ... More


Methodical Research and Practical Orientation

Michael Gottlob

in History and Politics in Post-Colonial India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072485
eISBN:
9780199080731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072485.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

While both modern secularists and communalists agreed that interpretations of history should be based on methodical research, they differed on what method and research meant for the production of ... More


Popular Memories of the Mao Era: From Critical Debate to Reassessing History

Sebastian Veg (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888390762
eISBN:
9789888455614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390762.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Over the past 10 or 15 years in China, there has been unprecedented critical public discussion of key episodes in PRC history, in particular the Great Famine of 1959-1961, the Anti-Rightist movement ... More


Introduction

Douglas M. Peers and Nandini Gooptu

in India and the British Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199259885
eISBN:
9780191744587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259885.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

This chapter identifies and reviews a number of the major themes in modern South Asian historiography which are further explored by chapters in this collection, highlighting the contributions made by ... More


Subalterns in the Academy: The Hegemony of History

Vinay Lal

in The History of History: Politics and Scholarship in Modern India

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672442
eISBN:
9780199081929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672442.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter discusses the emergence of subaltern history and offers an interpretive history and critique of the subaltern school of historians in India. It offers some clues about how the ... More


The peasant armed: Bengal, Vietnam and transnational solidarities in Utpal Dutt’s Invincible Vietnam

Abin Chakraborty

in Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The process of decolonisation refers to both struggles against colonial authorities and those against local elites who acquired and abused power after independence. Such struggles often sought ... More


Situating the State, Society, and Artisans in Early Modern Marwar

Nandita Prasad Sahai

in Politics of Patronage and Protest: The State, Society, and Artisans in Early Modern Rajasthan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678963
eISBN:
9780199081660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678963.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter concentrates on the varied implications of caste ordering in India. Elitist discourses on state formation have highlighted upper and middle-level politics, refusing to recognize the ... More


Conclusion: uBuntu and Subaltern Legality

Drucilla Cornell

in Law and Revolution in South Africa: uBuntu, Dignity, and the Struggle for Constitutional Transformation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257577
eISBN:
9780823261574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257577.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The question of whether or not there is such a legality that can be called Subaltern has been hotly contested in Post-Colonial theory. This chapter argues that uBuntu has not only been incorporated ... More


Yolanda: Youth, Heroin, and AIDS through the Lens of Photographic Practices

María Rosón

in Emotional Bodies: The Historical Performativity of Emotions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042898
eISBN:
9780252051753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042898.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Through an analysis of the fanzine Yolanda (Ignacio Navas, 2014), this chapter unpacks the subaltern memories of the last youth generation to experience the transition from the Franco dictatorship to ... More


In Search of the Colonial Subject

David Arnold

in Clio/Anthropos: Exploring the Boundaries between History and Anthropology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760201
eISBN:
9780804772402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760201.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter talks about the concept of the “colonial subject” and its relation to recent writings about South Asia. It looks at the impacts of historical anthropology on writing about South Asia, ... More


Local Relations and Their Postcolonial Outlooks

Helena Y.W. Wu

in The Hangover after the Handover: Things, Places and Cultural Icons in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789621952
eISBN:
9781800341661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621952.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

With an eye to museum exhibitions, governments’ narratives, historical accounts and scholarly analyses, among others, Chapter 1 examines the underlying political, social and cultural connotations in ... More


Literary and Documentary Accounts of the Great Famine: Challenging the Political System and the Social Hierarchies of Memory

Sebastian Veg and Sebastian Veg (eds)

in Popular Memories of the Mao Era: From Critical Debate to Reassessing History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888390762
eISBN:
9789888455614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390762.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Literary publications have long been a useful channel for intellectuals to voice critiques of the Mao era. This chapter examines three works of investigation, reportage and fiction published in the ... More


Impossible subjects: the subaltern in the shadows

Niharika Dinkar

in Empires of Light: Vision, Visibility and Power in Colonial India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526139634
eISBN:
9781526150387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526139641.00015
Subject:
Art, Art History

Taking a small portrait by Ravi Varma of a scholar reading in the glow of a lamp as a servant waits upon him in the background shadows, this chapter evaluates the emergence of the elitist figure of ... More


Gramsci’s Folklore

Corey Gibson

in The Voice of the People: Hamish Henderson and Scottish Cultural Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748696574
eISBN:
9781474412520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696574.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter examines Henderson’s relationship with the life and works of the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937). It shows how, in his translations of the Lettere dal Carcere (prison ... More


Conclusion

John H. Flores

in The Mexican Revolution in Chicago: Immigration Politics from the Early Twentieth Century to the Cold War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041808
eISBN:
9780252050473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041808.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

During the first half of the twentieth century, Mexican Chicago was shaped by the ebbs and flows of revolutionary politics. Initially, the liberals, radicals, and conservatives all defined themselves ... More


Media and Manifestation: The Aesthetics and Politics of Plenitude in Central India

Christopher Pinney

in Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The political claims made by a Dalit (ex-Untouchable) medium in central India lie at the heart of this paper. They encompass the political potentiality of manifestation, and the liberating ... More


Media Transformations: Music, Goddess Embodiment, and Politics in Western Orissa/India

Lidia Guzy

in Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The paper investigates the characteristics of music as medium of social, religious and political messages. The music of the ganda baja village orchestras played by marginalised musicians represents ... More


Press Propaganda and Subaltern Agents of Pan-Islamic Networks in the Muslim Mediterranean World prior to World War I

Odile Moreau

in The Press in the Middle East and North Africa, 1850-1950: Politics, Social History and Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474430616
eISBN:
9781474444804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430616.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter explores movement and circulation across the Mediterranean and seeks to contribute to a history of proto-nationalism in the Maghrib and the Middle East at a particular moment prior to ... More


From the 1880s to 1945

Tony Kushner

in Journeys from the Abyss: The Holocaust and Forced Migration from the 1880s to the Present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940629
eISBN:
9781786945051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940629.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This is the first of two chapters exploring female migrant domestic work and it starts by considering which refugee stories are remembered and why asking why the women who came to Britain during and ... More


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