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Dirks, Nicholas B. 1950-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 161 publications in 2 languages and 5,421 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: HM101, 306
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Most widely held works by Nicholas B Dirks
Castes of mind : colonialism and the making of modern India by Nicholas B Dirks( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume traces the caste system from the medieval kingdoms of southern India through early colonial archives to the 20th century. It surveys the rise of caste politics and how caste-based movements have threatened nationalist consensus
The scandal of empire : India and the creation of imperial Britain by Nicholas B Dirks( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Scandal of Empire' reveals that the conquests of the East India Company were critical to England's development in the 18th century & beyond. This book shows how the empire projected its own scandalous behaviour onto India itself & provides an understanding of the coloniser & the colonised
Culture/power/history : a reader in contemporary social theory( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intellectual radicalism of the 1960s spawned a new set of questions about the role and nature of "the political" in social life, questions that have since revolutionized nearly every field of thought, from literary criticism through anthropology to the philosophy of science. Michel Foucault in particular made us aware that whatever our functionally defined "roles" in society, we are constantly negotiating questions of authority and the control of the definitions of reality. Such insights have led theorists to challenge concepts that have long formed the very underpinnings of their disciplines. By exploring some of the most debated of these concepts--"culture," "power," and "history"--This reader offers an enriching perspective on social theory in the contemporary moment. Organized around these three concepts, Culture/ Power/History brings together both classic and new essays that address Foucault's "new economy of power relations" in a number of different, contestatory directions. Representing innovative work from various disciplines and sites of study, from taxidermy to Madonna, the book seeks to affirm the creative possibilities available in a time marked by growing uncertainty about established disciplinary forms of knowledge and by the increasing fluidity of the boundaries between them. The book is introduced by a major synthetic essay by the editors, which calls attention to the most significant issues enlivening theoretical discourse today. The editors seek not only to encourage scholars to reflect anew on the course of social theory, but also to orient newcomers to this area of inquiry. The essays are contributed by Linda Alcoff ("Cultural Feminism versus Post-Structuralism"), Sally Alexander ("Women, Class, and Sexual Differences in the 1830s and 1840s"), Tony Bennett ("The Exhibitionary Complex"), Pierre Bourdieu ("Structures, Habitus, Power"), Nicholas B. Dirks ("Ritual and Resistance"), Geoff Eley ("Nations, Publics, and Political Cultures"), Michel Foucault (Two Lectures), Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ("Authority, [White] Power and the [Black] Critic"), Stephen Greenblatt ("The Circulation of Social Energy"), Ranajit Guha ("The Prose of Counter-Insurgency"), Stuart Hall ("Cultural Studies: Two Paradigms"), Susan Harding ("The Born-Again Telescandals"), Donna Haraway ("Teddy Bear Patriarchy"), Dick Hebdige ("After the Masses"), Susan McClary ("Living to Tell: Madonna's Resurrection of the Fleshly"), Sherry B. Ortner ("Theory in Anthropology since the Sixties"), Marshall Sahlins ("Cosmologies of Capitalism"), Elizabeth G. Traube ("Secrets of Success in Postmodern Society"), Raymond Williams (selections from Marxism and Literature), and Judith Williamson ("Family, Education, Photography")
Colonialism and culture by Nicholas B Dirks( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hollow crown : ethnohistory of an Indian kingdom by Nicholas B Dirks( Book )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pioneering piece of ethnohistory, The Hollow Crown uses a variety of interdisciplinary means to reconstruct the sociocultural history of a warrior polity in south India between the fourteenth and the twentieth centuries. Central to the book is the belief that comparative sociology has systematically denied the importance of the Indian state and obscured the political basis of Indian society by representing caste as fundamentally a religious system. In reconstructing the history of the polity that eventually became the colonial princely state of Pudukkottai, Dr Dirks therefore raises a whole series of issues concerning the methodologies of history and anthropology, the character of Tamil kingship and social organization, the relationship between politics and ritual, the impact of colonialism and 'modernization', and the dynamics of the whole last millennium of south Indian history
In near ruins : cultural theory at the end of the century by Nicholas B Dirks( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of an archive : a scholar's passage to India by Nicholas B Dirks( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A unique and compelling volume with a great deal of fascinating material and provocative observations. Nicholas B. Dirks's essays will be extremely influential for the large and growing public interested in India."--David Szanton, University of California, Berkeley, and editor of The Politics of Knowledge: Area Studies and the Disciplines
Princeton studies in culture, power, history( )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little kingdoms of South India : political authority and social relations in the southern Tamil countryside by Nicholas B Dirks( )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is vice versa? : historical anthropologies and anthropological histories by Nicholas B Dirks( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From little king to landlord : colonial discourse and colonial rule by Nicholas B Dirks( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture/power/history : series prospectus( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ritual and resistance : subversion as a social fact by Nicholas B Dirks( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Différence et discrimination : la politique des castes dans l'Inde post-coloniale by Nicholas B Dirks( )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Said and Anthropology by Nicholas B Dirks( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The policing of tradition: Colonialism and anthropology in southern India by Nicholas B Dirks( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dirks discusses the Indian religious practice of hook-swinging and the uproar it caused during 19th century British rule. He analyzes the government's attitude towards hook-swinging as susperstitious and cites the popular backlash to government attempts at regulation
From little king to landlord: property, law and the gift under permanent settlement by Nicholas B Dirks( )

1 edition published in 1983 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper concerns the set of issues surrounding the imposition in south India of a Permanent Settlement in 1803 for the local "nobility" -- the "ancient zamindars and polygars." I focus here on the "little kings" themselves, their transformation into "landlords", and the implications of the new political economy for the old political logic in which law, property, and the state were linked in very different ways. I look in particular at the problems concerning "alienation" under the Permanent Settlement, the fact that landlords, in contravention of the principles of profit and management, continued to make gifts of land. I conclude by examining the implications of my narratives for a consideration of colonial state and society, with respect in particular to the praxis of culture and the discourse of law. I demonstrate that all colonial transformations were, for inherent structural reasons, incompletely realized
The original caste : power, history, and hierarchy in South Asia by Nicholas B Dirks( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The structure and meaning of political relations in a south Indian little kingdom by Nicholas B Dirks( )

1 edition published in 1979 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The invention of caste : civil society in colonial India by Nicholas B Dirks( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Castes of mind : colonialism and the making of modern India
Alternative Names
Dirks, Nicholas 1950-

Nicholas B. Dirks

Nicholas B. Dirks historiador estadounidense

Nicholas Dirks Amerikaans antropoloog

Nicholas Dirks historien américain

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English (140)

French (1)

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The scandal of empire : India and the creation of imperial BritainCulture/power/history : a reader in contemporary social theoryColonialism and cultureThe hollow crown : ethnohistory of an Indian kingdomIn near ruins : cultural theory at the end of the century