Selected Subaltern Studies / Edition 1

Selected Subaltern Studies / Edition 1

by Ranajit Guha, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Edward Said
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195052897

ISBN-13: 9780195052893

Pub. Date: 05/19/1988

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This provocative volume presents the most wide-ranging essays from the first five volumes of Subaltern Studies, along with an introductory essay by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak—the translator of Derrida's Of Grammatology into English—and a foreword by eminent critic Edward W. Said. Addressed to students and scholars throughout the humanities, these essays

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This provocative volume presents the most wide-ranging essays from the first five volumes of Subaltern Studies, along with an introductory essay by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak—the translator of Derrida's Of Grammatology into English—and a foreword by eminent critic Edward W. Said. Addressed to students and scholars throughout the humanities, these essays address what Antonio Gramsci—the founder of the Italian communist party—called the subaltern classes, reexamining well-known historical and political events, such as Gandhi's role in India, from a Marxist perspective. Together, the essays examine aspects of the analysis of domination, with special reference to the critique of imperialism, in an attempt to rectify the elitist bias characteristic of much academic work on India. A ground-breaking work of considerable pedagogical relevance for courses dealing with colonialism and imperialism in literature, sociology, anthropology, politics, and history, Subaltern Studies also features a comprehensive glossary of Indian terms for readers not familiar with Indian history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195052893
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/19/1988
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 5.31(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1600L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword, Edward Said
Editor's Note, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Subaltern Studies: Deconstructing Historiography, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
I. METHODOLOGY
Preface, Ranajit Guha (Vol. I)
On Some Aspects of the Historiography of Colonial India, Ranajit Guha (Vol. I)
The Prose of Counter-Insurgence, Ranajit Guha (Vol. II)
II. FROM MUGHAL TO BRITISH
Encounters and Calamities, Pandey (Vol. III)
Four Rebels of Eighteen-Fifty-Seven, Bhadra (Vol. IV)
III. DOMINATION ANALYSIS IN THE PRE-CAPITALIST CONTEXT
Conditions for Knowledge of Working-Class Conditions, Chakrabarty (Vol. II)
IV. NATIONALISM: GANDHI AS SIGNIFIER
Peasant Revolt and Indian Nationalism, Pandey (Vol. I)
Gandhi as Mahatma, Amin (Vol. III)
V. DEVELOPING FOUCAULT
More on Modes of Power, Chatterjee (Vol. II)
Touching the Body: Perspectives on the Indian Plague, Arnold (Vol. V)
Glossary

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