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Author Dirks, Nicholas B

Title Autobiography of an Archive : a Scholar's Passage to India / Nicholas Dirks
Published New York : Columbia University Press, 2015

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Description 1 online resource (401 pages)
Series Cultures of History
Cultures of history.
Contents Introduction : passage to India -- Annals of the archive : ethnographic notes on the sources of history -- Autobiography of an archive -- Preface to the second edition of the Hollow crown -- Castes of mind -- Ritual and resistance : subversion as a social fact -- The policing of tradition : colonialism and anthropology in southern India -- Imperial sovereignty -- Bringing the company back in : the scandal of early global capitalism -- The idea of empire -- In near ruins -- G.S. Ghurye and the politics of sociological knowledge -- South Asian studies : futures past -- Franz Boas and the American university : a personal account -- Scholars and spies : worldly knowledge and the predicament of the university -- The opening of the American mind
Summary This volume uses a scholar's intellectual journey to India to look at how, between 1970 and the end of the twentieth century, the discipline of history turned its focus from high politics and formal intellectual history toward ordinary lives and cultural rhythms. It shows how, during this time, the disciplines of history and anthropology draw closer together, with historians paying more attention to social and cultural factors and the significance of everyday experiences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
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Subject Anthropology and history -- India
Anthropological archives -- India
Education, Higher -- United States -- Philosophy
Interdisciplinary research -- Philosophy
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Regional Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Anthropological archives
Anthropology and history
Education, Higher -- Philosophy
India
United States
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780231538510
0231538510
9780231169677
0231169671
9780231169660
0231169663