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The postcolonial Orient : the politics of difference and the project of provincialising Europe, by Vasant Kaiwar

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The postcolonial Orient : the politics of difference and the project of provincialising Europe
Title
The postcolonial Orient
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the politics of difference and the project of provincialising Europe
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by Vasant Kaiwar
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eng
Summary
In The Postcolonial Orient, Vasant Kaiwar presents a far-reaching analysis of the political, economic, and ideological cross-currents that have shaped and informed postcolonial studies preceding and following the 1989 moment of world history. The valences of the 'post' in postcolonialism are unfolded via some key historical-political postcolonial texts showing, inter alia, that they are replete with elements of Romantic Orientalism and the Oriental Renaissance. Kaiwar mobilises a critical body of classical and contemporary Marxism to demonstrate that far richer understandings of 'Europe' not to mention 'colonialism', 'modernity' and 'difference' are possible than with a postcolonialism captive to phenomenological-existentialism and post-structuralism, concluding that a narrative so enriched is indispensable for a transformative non-Eurocentric internationalism.--
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1950-
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Kaiwar, Vasant
Dewey number
325.30722
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Historical materialism book series,
Series volume
volume 68
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  • Orientalism
  • Postcolonialism
  • Postcolonialism
  • Postcolonialism
  • Difference (Philosophy)
  • World politics
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • India
  • Europe
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The postcolonial Orient : the politics of difference and the project of provincialising Europe, by Vasant Kaiwar
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
1. Introduction -- A narrative of arrival -- 1989 and all that -- Postcolonial difference -- 2. Situating postcolonial studies -- Definitions : colonialism, for example -- Postcolonial modernisation -- Postcolonial populism -- Subaltern studies -- 3. Colonialism, modernity, postcolonialism -- Colonialism and modernity in a postcolonial framing -- History's ironic reversals -- Who is the 'subaltern' in postcolonial studies? -- 4. Provincialising Europe or exoticising India? Towards a historical and categorial critique of postcolonial studies -- Marx and difference in provincialising Europe -- The not-yet of historicism -- Why historicise? -- Tattooed by the exotic -- Under the sign of Heidegger, I : the woman's question -- Under the sign of Heidegger, II : imagined communities -- Lack/inadequacy or plenitude/creativity? -- Dominance without hegemony : historicism by another name? -- The constituent elements of colonial modernity -- Modernity as class struggle -- Orientalism and nativism -- Bahubol and the Muslim question -- 5. Uses and abuses of Marx -- Abstract labour, difference, history I and II -- The piano maker and the piano player : productive and unproductive labour -- Millennial toil as the 'nightmare of history' -- 'Bourgeois hegemony' and colonial rule -- Modernity in the 'fullest sense' -- Beyond the bourgeois revolution? Hegemony revisited -- The historic moment of colonial dominance in India -- A 'liberation from blinding bondage, ' or the question of historicism -- Marxism and historicism -- 6. The postcolonial orient -- The play of difference, the merchandising of the exotic, tradition and neo-traditionalism -- The non-commissioned officers -- The orient as 'vanishing mediator' -- The unrenounceable project -- Provincialising Europe
Control code
FIEb17544312
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 415 pages
Isbn
9789004231863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)872222246
Label
The postcolonial Orient : the politics of difference and the project of provincialising Europe, by Vasant Kaiwar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction -- A narrative of arrival -- 1989 and all that -- Postcolonial difference -- 2. Situating postcolonial studies -- Definitions : colonialism, for example -- Postcolonial modernisation -- Postcolonial populism -- Subaltern studies -- 3. Colonialism, modernity, postcolonialism -- Colonialism and modernity in a postcolonial framing -- History's ironic reversals -- Who is the 'subaltern' in postcolonial studies? -- 4. Provincialising Europe or exoticising India? Towards a historical and categorial critique of postcolonial studies -- Marx and difference in provincialising Europe -- The not-yet of historicism -- Why historicise? -- Tattooed by the exotic -- Under the sign of Heidegger, I : the woman's question -- Under the sign of Heidegger, II : imagined communities -- Lack/inadequacy or plenitude/creativity? -- Dominance without hegemony : historicism by another name? -- The constituent elements of colonial modernity -- Modernity as class struggle -- Orientalism and nativism -- Bahubol and the Muslim question -- 5. Uses and abuses of Marx -- Abstract labour, difference, history I and II -- The piano maker and the piano player : productive and unproductive labour -- Millennial toil as the 'nightmare of history' -- 'Bourgeois hegemony' and colonial rule -- Modernity in the 'fullest sense' -- Beyond the bourgeois revolution? Hegemony revisited -- The historic moment of colonial dominance in India -- A 'liberation from blinding bondage, ' or the question of historicism -- Marxism and historicism -- 6. The postcolonial orient -- The play of difference, the merchandising of the exotic, tradition and neo-traditionalism -- The non-commissioned officers -- The orient as 'vanishing mediator' -- The unrenounceable project -- Provincialising Europe
Control code
FIEb17544312
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 415 pages
Isbn
9789004231863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)872222246

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