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Nationalist Thought and the Colonial World: A Derivative Discourse

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في هذا العمل ينتقد المؤلف، وهو فيلسوف سياسي بارز النظريتين الغربيتين في قومية العالم الثالث، أي الليبرالية والماركسية، إنه يظهر كيف أن المنظرين الغربيين، بتشديدهم على سلطة العقل وأولية العلوم البحتة وعلبة المنهج التجريبي، قد افترضوا أن فرضياتهم المسبقة هي صحيحة عالمياً وفرضوا، من خلال تأثير التعليم الغربي، مفاهيم القومية على الشعوب اللاغربية لإيذاء رؤاها الخاصة للعالم، إن ...more
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Published February 22nd 1993 by Univ Of Minnesota Press (first published July 1st 1986)
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Dec 17, 2015 Leonardo marked it as to-keep-reference
El concepto mismo de una soberanía nacional liberadora es ambiguo, sino completamente contradictorio. Mientras este nacionalismo busca liberar a la multitud de la dominación foránea, erige estructuras de dominación domésticas igualmente severas. La posición de los Estados-nación de reciente soberanía no puede ser entendida cuando es vista en los términos del imaginario optimista de las Naciones Unidas de un concierto armonioso de sujetos nacionales iguales y autónomos. Los Estados-nación postcol ...more
Mar 25, 2007 Andy rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite pieces of historical criticism. Partha Chaterjee dissects colonial Indian history into three critical moments: departure (Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay), manoeuver (Mahatma Gandhi), and arrival (Jawaharlal Nehru). He successfully complicates any simple reading of Gandhi as inspirational leader of the Indian National Movement, engaging the notions of statecraft, symbolic politics, and formative history. A must read for anyone interested in South Asian Studies.
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Nov 19, 2015 Ralowe Ampu rated it really liked it
this book studies novelist bankimchandra chattopadhyay, gandhi and prime minister jawaharlal nehru. respectively partha chatterjee means for them to represet gramsci's arc of passive revolution: departure, maneuver and arrival: the people-nation's journey from colonization to svaraj. i'm trying to edgeplay where i shut down around the nation-form. sure why not. chatterjee applies pan-arabist marxist thinker anoaur abdel-malek's "problematic" and "thematic" paradigm for orientalism. it seems that ...more
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Feb 21, 2013 J.M. Hushour rated it did not like it
First off, Partha, concepts don't actually do things, humans do. Second, we don't set paradigms using extremes since you'll find that whatever your original example and no how matter how much jargon and reductio ad absurdum wordiness you can throw at your reader examples are still singular. This book serves as a warning to the scholar that it is more important to reach a conclusion after research, fact-finding, and actual knowledge production, rather than "[giving] to nationalist thoughts its id ...more
Mar 06, 2013 h rated it it was ok
in terms of my thesis, useful in a general theory way.

dense and somewhat difficult, much of the book assumes the reader has a basic grounding in postcolonial and nationalist theory as well as a thorough grounding in studies of gandhi and the formation of the indian nation-state.

most people will find what they need in the first few chapters, although the book is engaging.
Jun 02, 2013 Steven added it
Didn't read the whole thing, but framework for stages of revolution might be useful in examining Ghanaian history.
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Partha Chatterjee is a Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University; he also teaches and was a former director at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, founded the Subaltern Studies Collective, and is a poet and a playwright.
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