Stitches on Time: Colonial Textures and Postcolonial Tangles

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März 2004



A critical analysis of histories and anthropologies of South Asia, seen in relation to the subaltern studies project, and several examples of how colonial history might be done differently.


Introduction Colonial textures Traveling light; Evangelical entanglements; Telling tales; Entitlements and enmities Postcolonial tangles Subaltern subjects; Pilgrim's progress; The enchanted and the modern; Afterword


Saurabh Dube is Professor of History in the Center for Asian and African Studies at El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City. His books include" Untouchable Pasts: Religion, Identity, and Power among a Central Indian Community."


"Modernity has defined itself against enchantment, yet continually produced new enchantments. Saurabh Dube helpfully establishes this pattern, and especially sheds light on the ways in which colonial and postcolonial power relationships are interwoven with spiritual meanings. He rightly and persuasively brings such apparently marginal actors as evangelical missionaries and native Indian Christians onto center stage, and he does so with grace, lucidity, and insight."--Craig Calhoun, president of the Social Science Research Council "Saurabh Dube's book will make a signal contribution to the political and theoretical legacy of South Asian subaltern studies. Based at the Colegio de Mexico and in conversation with scholars and intellectuals based in Latin America, Dube's book will enhance the dialogue between Latin American critical social thought and subaltern studies already underway. Historically grounded and theoretically sophisticated, Dube's book conveys the feeling of a new gaze in the tradition of subaltern studies, an awareness of a daily life out of place in relation to the subject of scholarly pursuit."--Walter D. Mignolo, Duke University
EAN: 9780822333371
ISBN: 0822333376
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2004
Seitenanzahl: 280 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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