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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


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


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


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


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


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


New Subaltern Politics: Reconceptualizing Hegemony and Resistance in Contemporary India

Alf Gunvald Nilsen and Srila Roy (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199457557
eISBN:
9780199085446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199457557.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book presents a critical dialogue between the analytical templates developed through the Subaltern Studies project and new research on emergent forms of hegemony and resistance in contemporary ... More


Subaltern Studies: Then and Now

David Arnold

in New Subaltern Politics: Reconceptualizing Hegemony and Resistance in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199457557
eISBN:
9780199085446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199457557.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This postscript reflects on the conceptual and empirical orientations of the Subaltern Studies project in light of the chapters in this volume. The postscript discusses the context in which the ... More


For a Historical Sociology of State–Society Relations in the Study of Subaltern Politics

Alf Gunvald Nilsen

in New Subaltern Politics: Reconceptualizing Hegemony and Resistance in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199457557
eISBN:
9780199085446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199457557.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents a dense historical and theoretical discussion of how state-society relations have been theorized in both the Subaltern Studies project and in more recent Foucauldian studies of ... 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


Waves of Postcolonial Thought

Julian Go

in Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190625139
eISBN:
9780190625177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625139.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter provides an overview of the two major “waves” of postcolonial thought. The first wave emerged as anticolonialism in the early to mid-twentieth century and included thinkers such as Franz ... More


Mini-India: The Politics of Migration and Subalternity in the Andaman Islands

Philipp Zehmisch

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199469864
eISBN:
9780199089116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199469864.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies), Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This contribution to political anthropology, migration research, and postcolonial studies fills a gap in the hitherto under-represented scholarship on the migrant and settler society of the Andaman ... More


The Dalit Body: A Reading for the Anthropocene

Dipesh Chakrabarty

in The Empire of Disgust: Prejudice, Discrimination, and Policy in India and the US

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780199487837
eISBN:
9780199093779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487837.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Dalit bodies have been the objects of upper-caste disgust when they have not been simply overlooked. Even in academic writings such as those of the Subaltern Studies group, the figure of the ‘dalit’ ... More


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