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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


Introduction: Self-Determination, Subaltern Studies, and the Critical Remapping of U.S. Empire

Mark Rifkin

in Manifesting America: The Imperial Construction of U.S. National Space

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387179
eISBN:
9780199866786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387179.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

More than tracking the cultural logic of "manifest destiny," the introduction develops an analysis of the friction between U.S. legal geography and the presence of countervailing socio-spatial ... 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


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: Making History

Jeffrey G. Snodgrass

in Casting Kings: Bards and Indian Modernity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304343
eISBN:
9780199785063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304349.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This concluding chapter returns to theories of caste and to the manner in which Bhat culture and society may speak to such theories, by reflecting on the manner Bhats can be said to make their own ... 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


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


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


Postcolonial Criticism and History: Subaltern Studies

Gyan Prakash

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 5: Historical Writing Since 1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199225996
eISBN:
9780191863431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199225996.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter focuses on one of the new theoretical approaches to history which had developed in reaction to nationalist and Marxist views of history that had taken hold in the wake of Western ... More


Revolutionary Spiritualities in Chiapas Today: Immanent History and the Comparative Frame in Subaltern Studies

JOSÉ RABASA

in Race, Colonialism, and Social Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032641
eISBN:
9780813038230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032641.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter traces some of the signature concepts of the Zapatista insurrection of 1994 in Mexico and the pacifism of Las Abejas back to native colonial pictorial articulations of the possibility of ... 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


The Subaltern Standpoint

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/9780190625139.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter explores the potential contributions of a “subaltern standpoint” for meeting the postcolonial critique of social science’s Eurocentric universalism. Instead of starting from atop or from ... 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


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


Colonialism, Race, and Class: Mulk Raj Anand’s Coolie as a Literary Representation of the Subaltern

Sonali Perera

in No Country: Working-Class Writing in the Age of Globalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151948
eISBN:
9780231525442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151948.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses how the Marxist critics of “the radical 1930s” frequently overlooked the efforts of colonial writers of socialist fiction, such as Mulk Raj Anand, who apparently fits into the ... More


Introduction: Sites of Oblivion

Guy Beiner

in Forgetful Remembrance: Social Forgetting and Vernacular Historiography of a Rebellion in Ulster

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198749356
eISBN:
9780191813467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749356.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Historiography

Questioning the inevitability of an inherent opposition between myth and history opens possibilities for rethinking our engagement with the past through the lens of ‘mythistory’. In the same vein, ... More


The Question of Freedom

Jason Hickel

in Democracy as Death: The Moral Order of Anti-Liberal Politics in South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520284227
eISBN:
9780520959866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284227.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter foreshadows the book’s main arguments and outlines its primary theoretical contributions. It begins by discussing the liberal conception of freedom that underpins democratization ... More


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