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The Ethnographic State

The Ethnographic State Author Edmund Burke
ISBN-10 9780520273818
Release 2014-09-10
Pages 288
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France and the sociology of Islam, 1798-1890 -- The Algerian origins of Moroccan studies, 1890-1903 -- The political origins of the Moroccan colonial archive, 1900-1912 -- When paradigms shift : political and discursive contexts of the Moroccan question -- Tensions of empire : institutional contexts of research -- Social research in the technocolony : the colonial archive institutionalized, 1912-25 -- Berber policy : tribe and state -- Urban policy : Fez and the Muslim city -- The invention of Moroccan Islam -- From Moroccan Islam to the ethnographic state.

Fragments of the Afghan Frontier

Fragments of the Afghan Frontier Author Magnus Marsden
ISBN-10 9781849040723
Release 2011
Pages 301
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This is a history and ethnography of the North-West Frontier between Afghanistan and Pakistan, an area of increasing strategic interest to the West.

Rethinking the Colonial State

Rethinking the Colonial State Author
ISBN-10 9781787430037
Release 2017-09-06
Pages 256
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This volume addresses the analytical challenges of the colonial state from a variety of theoretical and thematic angles, and across a range of empirical cases that stretch over a vast span historically and geographically, to provide a new approach to analyzing the colonial state and its governmental practices.

Deep Mexico Silent Mexico

Deep Mexico  Silent Mexico Author Claudio Lomnitz
ISBN-10 0816632898
Release 2001
Pages 354
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Deep Mexico Silent Mexico has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Deep Mexico Silent Mexico also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Deep Mexico Silent Mexico book for free.

Postcolonial Passages

Postcolonial Passages Author Saurabh Dube
ISBN-10 0195665082
Release 2004
Pages 275
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Brings Into Mutual Dialogue Landmark Writings On Entire And Modernity, State And Nation And Colonial Questions And Post Colonial Problems-This Address A New Contentions Questions Of Historical Representation And Cultural Understanding. Divided Into 3 Parts With 15 Contributors.

Castes of Mind

Castes of Mind Author Nicholas B. Dirks
ISBN-10 9781400840946
Release 2011-10-09
Pages 392
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When thinking of India, it is hard not to think of caste. In academic and common parlance alike, caste has become a central symbol for India, marking it as fundamentally different from other places while expressing its essence. Nicholas Dirks argues that caste is, in fact, neither an unchanged survival of ancient India nor a single system that reflects a core cultural value. Rather than a basic expression of Indian tradition, caste is a modern phenomenon--the product of a concrete historical encounter between India and British colonial rule. Dirks does not contend that caste was invented by the British. But under British domination caste did become a single term capable of naming and above all subsuming India's diverse forms of social identity and organization. Dirks traces the career of caste from the medieval kingdoms of southern India to the textual traces of early colonial archives; from the commentaries of an eighteenth-century Jesuit to the enumerative obsessions of the late-nineteenth-century census; from the ethnographic writings of colonial administrators to those of twentieth-century Indian scholars seeking to rescue ethnography from its colonial legacy. The book also surveys the rise of caste politics in the twentieth century, focusing in particular on the emergence of caste-based movements that have threatened nationalist consensus. Castes of Mind is an ambitious book, written by an accomplished scholar with a rare mastery of centuries of Indian history and anthropology. It uses the idea of caste as the basis for a magisterial history of modern India. And in making a powerful case that the colonial past continues to haunt the Indian present, it makes an important contribution to current postcolonial theory and scholarship on contemporary Indian politics.


Censorium Author William Mazzarella
ISBN-10 9780822353881
Release 2013-02-25
Pages 284
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In the world of globalized media, provocative images trigger culture wars between traditionalists and cosmopolitans, between censors and defenders of free expression. But are images censored because of what they mean, what they do, or what they might become? And must audiences be protected because of what they understand, what they feel, or what they might imagine? At the intersection of anthropology, media studies, and critical theory, Censorium is a pathbreaking analysis of Indian film censorship. The book encompasses two moments of moral panic: the consolidation of the cinema in the 1910s and 1920s, and the global avalanche of images unleashed by liberalization since the early 1990s. Exploring breaks and continuities in film censorship across colonial and postcolonial moments, William Mazzarella argues that the censors' obsessive focus on the unacceptable content of certain images and the unruly behavior of particular audiences displaces a problem that they constantly confront yet cannot directly acknowledge: the volatile relation between mass affect and collective meaning. Grounded in a close analysis of cinema regulation in the world's largest democracy, Censorium ultimately brings light to the elusive foundations of political and cultural sovereignty in mass-mediated societies.

Language Contact

Language Contact Author Ernst H. Jahr
ISBN-10 9783110851847
Release 1992-01-01
Pages 234
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TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.

Locating the Field

Locating the Field Author Simon Coleman
ISBN-10 9781847882233
Release 2006-06-01
Pages 220
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Are reports of the death of conventional fieldwork in anthropology greatly exaggerated? This book takes a critical look at the latest developments and key issues in fieldwork. The nature of 'locality' itself is problematic for both research subjects and fieldworkers, on the grounds that it must now be maintained and represented in relation to widening (and fragmenting) social frames and networks. Such developments have raised questions concerning the nature of ethnographic presence and scales of comparison. From the social space of a cybercafe to cities in India, the UK and South Africa among others, this book features a wide range of ethnographic studies that provide new ways of looking at the concepts of 'locality' and 'site'. It shows that rather than taking key fieldwork processes such as globalization and mobility for granted, anthropologists are well-placed to examine and critique the totalizing assumptions behind these notions.

Tales of Colonel Temple

Tales of Colonel Temple Author Michael Frank McBratney
ISBN-10 UCAL:C3507520
Release 2006
Pages 220
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Tales of Colonel Temple has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Tales of Colonel Temple also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Tales of Colonel Temple book for free.

Lydia Cabrera and the Construction of an Afro Cuban Cultural Identity

Lydia Cabrera and the Construction of an Afro Cuban Cultural Identity Author Edna M. Rodríguez-Plate
ISBN-10 9780807876282
Release 2005-11-16
Pages 216
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Lydia Cabrera (1900-1991), an upper-class white Cuban intellectual, spent many years traveling through Cuba collecting oral histories, stories, and music from Cubans of African descent. Her work is commonly viewed as an extension of the work of her famous brother-in-law, Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz, who initiated the study of Afro-Cubans and the concept of transculturation. Here, Edna Rodriguez-Mangual challenges this perspective, proposing that Cabrera's work offers an alternative to the hegemonizing national myth of Cuba articulated by Ortiz and others. Rodriguez-Mangual examines Cabrera's ethnographic essays and short stories in context. By blurring fact and fiction, anthropology and literature, Cabrera defied the scientific discourse used by other anthropologists. She wrote of Afro-Cubans not as objects but as subjects, and in her writings, whiteness, instead of blackness, is gazed upon as the "other." As Rodriguez-Mangual demonstrates, Cabrera rewrote the history of Cuba and its culture through imaginative means, calling into question the empirical basis of anthropology and placing Afro-Cuban contributions at the center of the literature that describes the Cuban nation and its national identity.

The Politics of the Governed

The Politics of the Governed Author Partha Chatterjee
ISBN-10 9780231503891
Release 2004-05-06
Pages 200
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Often dismissed as the rumblings of "the street," popular politics is where political modernity is being formed today, according to Partha Chatterjee. The rise of mass politics all over the world in the twentieth century led to the development of new techniques of governing population groups. On the one hand, the idea of popular sovereignty has gained wide acceptance. On the other hand, the proliferation of security and welfare technologies has created modern governmental bodies that administer populations, but do not provide citizens with an arena for democratic deliberation. Under these conditions, democracy is no longer government of, by, and for the people. Rather, it has become a world of power whose startling dimensions and unwritten rules of engagement Chatterjee provocatively lays bare. This book argues that the rise of ethnic or identity politics -- particularly in the postcolonial world -- is a consequence of new techniques of governmental administration. Using contemporary examples from India, the book examines the different forms taken by the politics of the governed. Many of these operate outside of the traditionally defined arena of civil society and the formal legal institutions of the state. This book considers the global conditions within which such local forms of popular politics have appeared and shows us how both community and global society have been transformed. Chatterjee's analysis explores the strategic as well as the ethical dimensions of the new democratic politics of rights, claims, and entitlements of population groups and permits a new understanding of the dynamics of world politics both before and after the events of September 11, 2001. The Politics of the Governed consists of three essays, originally given as the Leonard Hastings Schoff Lectures at Columbia University in November 2001, and four additional essays that complement and extend the analyses presented there. By combining these essays between the covers of a single volume, Chatterjee has given us a major and urgent work that provides a full perspective on the possibilities and limits of democracy in the postcolonial world.

Encountering Morocco

Encountering Morocco Author David Crawford
ISBN-10 9780253009197
Release 2013-05-15
Pages 296
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Encountering Morocco introduces readers to life in this North African country through vivid accounts of fieldwork as personal experience and intellectual journey. We meet the contributors at diverse stages of their careers–from the unmarried researcher arriving for her first stint in the field to the seasoned fieldworker returning with spouse and children. They offer frank descriptions of what it means to take up residence in a place where one is regarded as an outsider, learn the language and local customs, and struggle to develop rapport. Moving reflections on friendship, kinship, and belief within the cross-cultural encounter reveal why study of Moroccan society has played such a seminal role in the development of cultural anthropology.

Law Against the State

Law Against the State Author Julia Eckert
ISBN-10 9781107014664
Release 2012-05-24
Pages 291
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This volume investigates the use of law by ordinary individuals and groups as a form of protest against 'the state'.

Disciplined Natives

Disciplined Natives Author Satadru Sen
ISBN-10 9789380607313
Release 2012
Pages 359
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This volume examines three interrelated aspects of the history of British India: race, the disciplining institution, and attempts by the colonized to imagine states of freedom. They deal with sites as diverse as the prison, the family, the classroom, the playing field and children's literature. The essays confront the ideological, social and political ramifications of the fact that even as metropolitan prisons and schools shifted their attention from the body to the confined 'soul', colonial disciplinary institutions ensured that race was firmly attached to the body and its habits. They also engage the historiography that has sought to underline the challenges of reconciling Michel Foucault and Edward Said. They ask whether the liberating possibilities of the racialized-and-embodied 'native' self were confined to inversions and rearrangements of given normative hierarchies, or if we can occasionally glimpse radical departures and alternative configurations of power.

The Indian Uprising of 1857 8

The Indian Uprising of 1857 8 Author Clare Anderson
ISBN-10 9781843312956
Release 2007
Pages 205
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An in-depth study of the 1857 Indian mutiny-rebellion, exploring the political and social themes of this remarkable phenomenon.

Genes mind and culture

Genes  mind  and culture Author Charles J. Lumsden
ISBN-10 UOM:39015004598853
Release 1981
Pages 428
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Analyzes the reciprocative relationship between genes in individuals and the production of culture and shows how predictions about genetic evolution within a cultural pattern can be made