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The nation and its fragments : colonial and postcolonial histories, Partha Chatterjee

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The nation and its fragments : colonial and postcolonial histories
Title
The nation and its fragments
Title remainder
colonial and postcolonial histories
Statement of responsibility
Partha Chatterjee
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, the prominent theorist Partha Chatterjee looks at the creative and powerful results of the nationalist imagination in Asia and Africa that are posited not on identity but on difference with the nationalism propagated by the West. Arguing that scholars have been mistaken in equating political nationalism with nationalism as such, he shows how anticolonialist nationalists produced their own domain of sovereignty within colonial society well before beginning their political battle with the imperial power. These nationalists divided their culture into material and spiritual domains, and staked an early claim to the spiritual sphere, represented by religion, caste, women and the family, and peasants. Chatterjee shows how middle-class elites first imagined the nation into being in this spiritual dimension and then readied it for political contest, all the while "normalizing" the aspirations of the various marginal groups that typify the spiritual sphere. While Chatterjee's specific examples are drawn from Indian sources, with a copious use of Bengali language materials, the book is a contribution to the general theoretical discussion on nationalism and the modern state. Examining the paradoxes involved with creating first a uniquely non-Western nation in the spiritual sphere and then a universalist nation-state in the material sphere, the author finds that the search for a postcolonial modernity is necessarily linked with past struggles against modernity."--Pub. desc
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chatterjee, Partha
Index
index present
LC call number
DS468
LC item number
.C47 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in culture/power/history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • India
  • India
  • Nationalism
  • Nationalism
Label
The nation and its fragments : colonial and postcolonial histories, Partha Chatterjee
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-272) 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
Whose Imagined Community? -- The Colonial State -- The Nationalist Elite -- The Nation and Its Pasts -- Histories and Nations -- The Nation and Its Women -- Women and the Nation -- The Nation and Its Peasants -- The Nation and Its Outcasts -- The National State -- Communities and the Nation
Control code
ocm27934680
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 282 p.
Isbn
9780691033051
Lccn
93015536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The nation and its fragments : colonial and postcolonial histories, Partha Chatterjee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-272) 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
Whose Imagined Community? -- The Colonial State -- The Nationalist Elite -- The Nation and Its Pasts -- Histories and Nations -- The Nation and Its Women -- Women and the Nation -- The Nation and Its Peasants -- The Nation and Its Outcasts -- The National State -- Communities and the Nation
Control code
ocm27934680
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 282 p.
Isbn
9780691033051
Lccn
93015536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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