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

Author/creator Kaiwar, Vasant, 1950-
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoLeiden : Brill, [2014]
Descriptionxx, 415 pages ; 24 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Series Historical materialism, 1570-1522; volume 68
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.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 376-408) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2014004562
ISBN9789004231863 (hardback : acid-free paper)

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