Mapping Subaltern Studies and the Postcolonial (Mappings Series) (Hardcover)

By Vinayak Chaturvedi (Editor)

Verso, 9781844676385, 384pp.

Publication Date: November 13, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (11/13/2012)
Paperback (7/1/2000)
Hardcover (7/17/2000)

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Inspired by Antonio Gramsci’s writings on the history of subaltern classes, the authors in Mapping Subaltern Studies and the Postcolonial sought to contest the elite histories of Indian nationalists by adopting the paradigm of “history from below.” Later on, the project shifted from its social history origins by drawing upon an eclectic group of thinkers that included Edward Said, Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Derrida. This book provides a comprehensive balance sheet of the project and its developments, including Ranajit Guha’s original subaltern studies manifesto, Partha Chatterjee, Dipesh Chakrabarty, and Gayatri Spivak.

About the Author

Vinayak Chaturvedi is a Professor of History at the University of California in Irvine.