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Autobiography of an archive - a scholars passage to india.

Author: Nicholas B Dirks
Publisher: Columbia University Press, 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A scholar's intellectual awakening set against the backdrop of two disciplines and many journeys.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas B Dirks
ISBN: 9780231169677 0231169671
OCLC Number: 1026773012
Description: 400 sidor ; 15.6 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction: Passage to India Part I. Autobiography 1. Annals of the Archive: Ethnographic Notes on the Sources of History 2. Autobiography of an Archive 3. Preface to the Second Edition of The Hollow Crown Part II. History and Anthropology 4. Castes of Mind 5. Ritual and Resistance: Subversion as a Social Fact 6. The Policing of Tradition: Colonialism and Anthropology in Southern India Part III. Empire 7. Imperial Sovereignty 8. Bringing the Company Back In: The Scandal of Early Global Capitalism 9. The Idea of Empire Part IV. The Politics of Knowledge 10. In Near Ruins: Cultural Theory at the End of the Century 11. G. S. Ghurye and the Politics of Sociological Knowledge 12. South Asian Studies: Futures Past Part V. University 13. Franz Boas and the American University: A Personal Account 14. Scholars and Spies: Worldly Knowledge and the Predicament of the University 15. The Opening of the American Mind Notes Permissions Index


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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 Read more...

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