The common cause. Postcolonial ethics and the practice of democracy, 1900-1955. (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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The common cause. Postcolonial ethics and the practice of democracy, 1900-1955.

Author: Leela Gandhi
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Europeans and Americans tend to hold the opinion that democracy is a uniquely Western inheritance, but in The Common Cause, Leela Gandhi recovers stories of an alternate version, describing a transnational history of democracy in the first half of the twentieth century through the lens of ethics in the broad sense of disciplined self-fashioning. Gandhi identifies a shared culture of perfectionism across imperialism,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leela Gandhi
ISBN: 9780226019871 022601987X
OCLC Number: 881214411
Description: 256 pages
Responsibility: Leela Gandhi.

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Illuminates an ethic of moral imperfectionism, a set of anticolonial, antifascist practices devoted to ordinariness and abnegation that ranged from doomed mutinies in the Indian military to Mahatma  Read more...

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"Drawing on an unusual mix of archives, and moving fluidly between dynamic analysis and vivid historical narrative, this study is a major contribution to current debates on the relation of ethics to Read more...

 
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