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  • Provincializing Europe

    Provincializing Europe
    av Dipesh Chakrabarty

    Pocket - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691130019

    First published in 2000, Dipesh Chakrabarty's influential Provincializing Europe 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. Th…

  • Encountering Development

    Encountering Development
    av Arturo Escobar

    Pocket - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691150451

    How did the industrialized nations of North America and Europe come to be seen as the appropriate models for post-World War II societies in Asia, Africa, and Latin America? How did the postwar discourse on development actually create the so-called T…

  • Local Histories/Global Designs

    Local Histories/Global Designs
    av Walter D. Mignolo

    Pocket - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691156095

    Local Histories/Global Designs is an extended argument about the "coloniality" of power by one of the most innovative Latin American and Latino scholars. In a shrinking world where sharp dichotomies, such as East/West and developing/developed, blur…

  • The Textual Condition

    The Textual Condition
    av Jerome J. McGann

    Pocket - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691015187

    Over the past decade literary critic and editor Jerome McGann has developed a theory of textuality based in writing and production rather than in reading and interpretation. These new essays extend his investigations of the instability of the physic…

  • The Nation and Its Fragments

    The Nation and Its Fragments
    av Partha Chatterjee

    Pocket - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691019437

    In this book, the prominent theorist Partha Chatterjee looks at the creative and powerful results of the nationalist imagination in Asia and Africa that are posited not on identity but on difference with the nationalism propagated by the West. Argui…

  • What Was Socialism, and What Comes Next?

    What Was Socialism, and What Comes Next?
    av Katherine Verdery

    Pocket - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691011325

    Among the first anthropologists to work in Eastern Europe, Katherine Verdery had built up a significant base of ethnographic and historical expertise when the major political transformations in the region began to take place. In this collection of e…

  • Citizen and Subject

    Citizen and Subject
    av Mahmood Mamdani

    Pocket - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691180427

    In analyzing the obstacles to democratization in post- independence Africa, Mahmood Mamdani offers a bold, insightful account of colonialism's legacy--a bifurcated power that mediated racial domination through tribally organized local authorities, r…

  • Engineers of Happy Land

    Engineers of Happy Land
    av Rudolf Mrazek

    Pocket - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691091624

    Based on close reading of historical documents--poetry as much as statistics--and focused on the conceptualization of technology, this book is an unconventional evocation of late colonial Netherlands East Indies (today Indonesia). In considering tec…

  • Essays on the Anthropology of Reason

    Essays on the Anthropology of Reason
    av Paul Rabinow

    Pocket - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691011585

    This collection of essays explains and encourages new reflection on Paul Rabinow's pioneering project to anthropologize the West. His goal is to exoticize the Western constitution of reality, emphasize those domains most taken for granted as univers…

  • Vision, Race, and Modernity

    Vision, Race, and Modernity
    av Deborah Poole

    Pocket - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691006451

    Through an intensive examination of photographs and engravings from European, Peruvian, and U.S. archives, Deborah Poole explores the role visual images and technologies have played in shaping modern understandings of race. Vision, Race, and Moderni…

  • A Place in History

    A Place in History
    av Michael Herzfeld

    Pocket - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691028552

    Michael Herzfeld describes what happens when a bureaucracy charged with historic conservation clashes with a local populace hostile to the state and suspicious of tourism. Focusing on the Cretan town of Rethemnos, once a center of learning under Ven…

  • Culture/Power/History


    Pocket - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691021027

    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…

  • Modern Greek Lessons

    Modern Greek Lessons
    av James D. Faubion

    Pocket - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691000503

    Through a blend of lively detail and elegant narration, James Faubion immerses us in the cosmopolitan intellectual life of Athens, a centerless city of multiplicities and fragmentations, a city on the "margins of Europe" recovering from the repressi…

  • From Duty to Desire

    From Duty to Desire
    av Jane Fishburne Collier

    Pocket - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691016641

    In the 1980s, Jane Collier revisited a village in Andalusia, where she and others had conducted fieldwork twenty years earlier, to investigate changes in family relationships and to explore the larger question of the development of a "modern subject…

  • Colonialism and Its Forms of Knowledge

    Colonialism and Its Forms of Knowledge
    av Bernard S. Cohn

    Pocket - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691000435

    Bernard Cohn's interest in the construction of Empire as an intellectual and cultural phenomenon has set the agenda for the academic study of modern Indian culture for over two decades. His earlier publications have shown how dramatic British innova…

  • High Religion

    High Religion
    av Sherry B. Ortner

    Pocket - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691028439

    An eminent anthropologist examines the foundings of the first celibate Buddhist monasteries among the Sherpas of Nepal in the early twentieth century--a religious development that was a major departure from "folk" or "popular" Buddhism. Sherry Ortne…

  • Colonizing Hawai'i

    Colonizing Hawai'i
    av Sally Engle Merry

    Pocket - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691009322

    How does law transform family, sexuality, and community in the fractured social world characteristic of the colonizing process? The law was a cornerstone of the so-called civilizing process of nineteenth-century colonialism. It was simultaneously a…

  • Charred Lullabies

    Charred Lullabies
    av E. Valentine Daniel

    Inbunden - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691027739

    How does an ethnographer write about violence? How can he make sense of violent acts, for himself and for his readers, without compromising its sheer excess and its meaning-defying core? How can he remain a scholarly observer when the country of his…

  • Children and the Politics of Culture

    Children and the Politics of Culture

    Pocket - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691043289

    The bodies and minds of children--and the very space of children--are under assault. This is the message we receive from daily news headlines about violence, sexual abuse, exploitation, and neglect of children, and from a proliferation of books in r…

  • Settling Accounts

    Settling Accounts
    av John Borneman

    Pocket - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691016818

    As new states in the former East bloc begin to reckon with their criminal pasts in the years following a revolutionary change of regimes, a basic pattern emerges: In those states where some form of retributive justice has been publicly enacted, ther…

  • Spiritual Interrogations

    Spiritual Interrogations
    av Katherine Clay Bassard

    Pocket - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691016474

    The late eighteenth century witnessed an influx of black women to the slave-trading ports of the American Northeast. The formation of an early African American community, bound together by shared experiences and spiritual values, owed much to these…

  • The History of Everyday Life

    The History of Everyday Life

    Pocket - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691008929

    Alltagsgeschichte, or the history of everyday life, emerged during the 1980s as the most interesting new field among West German historians and, more recently, their East German colleagues. Partly in reaction to the modernization theory pervading We…

  • Remaking Women

    Remaking Women

    Pocket - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691057927

    Contrary to popular perceptions, newly veiled women across the Middle East are just as much products and symbols of modernity as the upper- and middle-class women who courageously took off the veil almost a century ago. To make this point, these ess…

  • Revisioning History

    Revisioning History

    Pocket - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691025346

    In Revisioning History thirteen historians from around the world look at the historical film on its own terms, not as it compares to written history but as a unique way of recounting the past. How does film construct a historical world? What are the…

  • Theft of an Idol

    Theft of an Idol
    av Paul R. Brass

    Pocket - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691026503

    As collective violence erupts in many regions throughout the world, we often hear media reports that link the outbreaks to age-old ethnic or religious hostilities, thereby freeing the state, its agents, and its political elites from responsibility.…

  • Black Corona

    Black Corona
    av Steven Gregory

    Pocket - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691029368

    In Black Corona, Steven Gregory examines political culture and activism in an African-American neighborhood in New York City. Using historical and ethnographic research, he challenges the view that black urban communities are "socially disorganized.…

  • After Colonialism

    After Colonialism

    Pocket - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691037424

    After Colonialism offers a fresh look at the history of colonialism and the changes in knowledge, disciplines, and identities produced by the imperial experience. Ranging across disciplines--from history to anthropology to literary studies--and acro…

  • Refashioning Futures

    Refashioning Futures
    av David Scott

    Pocket - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691004860

    How can we best forge a theoretical practice that directly addresses the struggles of once-colonized countries, many of which face the collapse of both state and society in today's era of economic reform? David Scott argues that recent cultural theo…