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Provincializing Europe : postcolonial thought and historical difference

Author: Dipesh Chakrabarty
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2008. ©2000
Series: Princeton studies in culture/power/history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First published in 2000, Dipesh Chakrabarty's influential Provincializing Europe address the mythical figure of Europe that is often taken to be the original site of modernity in many histories of capitalist transition in non-Western countries. This imaginary Europe, Dipesh Chakrabarty argues, is built into the social sciences. The very idea of historicizing carries with it some peculiarly European assumptions about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dipesh Chakrabarty
ISBN: 9780691130019 0691130019 0691049084 9780691049083 0691049092 9780691049090
OCLC Number: 225398188
Notes: Previous edition: 2000.
Description: xxvi, 301 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The idea of provincializing Europe --
Part I. Historicism and the narration of modernity --
Postcoloniality and the artifice of history --
The two histories of capital --
Translating life-worlds into labor and history --
Minority histories, subaltern pasts --
Part II. Histories of belonging --
Domestic cruelty and the birth of the subject --
Nation and imagination --
Adda : a history of sociality --
Family, fraternity, and salaried labor --
Reason and the critique of historicism.
Series Title: Princeton studies in culture/power/history.
Responsibility: with a new preface by the author, Dipesh Chakrabarty.

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Addresses the mythical figure of Europe that is often taken to be the original site of modernity in many histories of capitalist transition in non-Western countries. This book proposes that every  Read more...

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"Chakrabarty's work gives us a richer, more penetrating language to deal with modernity and the colonial encounter... It is the ambiguity of Chakabarty's own position as both a critic and archivist Read more...

 
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