ISBN-10:
0691130019
ISBN-13:
9780691130019
Pub. Date:
11/18/2007
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference - New Edition

Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference - New Edition

by Dipesh Chakrabarty
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ISBN-13: 9780691130019
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/18/2007
Series: Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History
Edition description: New edition with a New preface by the author
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 824,368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dipesh Chakrabarty is the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Rethinking Working-Class History: Bengal 1890-1940.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: The Idea of Provincializing Europe 3





PART ONE: HISTORICISM AND THE NARRATION OF MODERNITY





Chapter 1. Postcoloniality and the Artifice of History 27

Chapter 2. The Two Histories of Capital 47

Chapter 3. Translating Life-Worlds into Labor and History 72

Chapter 4. Minority Histories, Subaltern Pasts 97





PART TWO: HISTORIES OF BELONGING





Chapter 5. Domestic Cruelty and the Birth of the Subject 117

Chapter 6. Nation and Imagination 149

Chapter 7. Adda: A History of Sociality 180

Chapter 8. Family, Fraternity, and Salaried Labor 214

Epilogue. Reason and the Critique of Historicism 237





Notes 257

Index 299


What People are Saying About This

Lynn Hunt

Chakrabarty offers a fundamental rethinking of the most important and misunderstood of all historical categories--time itself. Never facile,always willing to confront the most intractable dilemmas,Chakrabarty forces us to reconsider our deepest historicizing impulses. His work is must reading for anyone with an interest in the future of historical studies.

Ranajit Guha

The idea of provincializing Europe has been around for some time,but mostly as an insight waiting for elaboration. In this book,Dipesh Chakrabarty develops the idea into a project informed massively by fact and brilliantly by theory. A work of exemplary scholarship,it is a call to raise the level of current debates about modernity and the colonial experience and reexamine our approach to histories and cultures on both sides of the colonial divide. A formidable challenge.

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