Methods and Nations: Cultural Governance and the Indigenous Subject

Methods and Nations: Cultural Governance and the Indigenous Subject

by Michael J. Shapiro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415945321

ISBN-13: 9780415945325

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Methods and Nations critiques one of the primary deployments of twentieth-century social science: comparative politics whose major focus has been "nation-building" in the "Third World," often attempting to universalize and render self-evident its own practices. International relations theorists, unable to resist the "cognitive imperialism" of a state-centric

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Methods and Nations critiques one of the primary deployments of twentieth-century social science: comparative politics whose major focus has been "nation-building" in the "Third World," often attempting to universalize and render self-evident its own practices. International relations theorists, unable to resist the "cognitive imperialism" of a state-centric social science, have allowed themselves to become colonized. Michael Shapiro seeks to bring recognition to forms of political expression-alternative modes of intelligibility for things, people, and spaces-that have existed on the margins of the nationhood practices of states and the complicit nation-sustaining conceits of social science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415945325
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Global Horizons Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Politics, Methods, and Loci of Enunciation
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Social Science, "Comparative Politics," and Inequality1
Ch. 2Nation-States: Drama and Narration33
Ch. 3The "Musico-Literary" Aesthetics of Attachment and Resistance69
Ch. 4Landscape and Nationhood105
Ch. 5Film and Nation Building141
Ch. 6"The Nation-State and Violence": Wim Wenders Contra Imperial Sovereignty173
Notes205
Bibliography235
Index249

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