Asian Voices in a Post-Colonial Age - Bayly, Susan
Bisher 39,99 €**
31,99 €
versandkostenfrei*

inkl. MwSt.
**Früherer Preis
Versandfertig in 2-4 Wochen
16 °P sammeln

    Broschiertes Buch

This study of intellectuals and their cosmopolitan life trajectories is based on anthropological and historical research in Vietnam and India, two great Asian societies with contrasting experiences of empire, decolonisation and the rise and fall of the twentieth-century socialist world system. Building on the author's long-standing research experience in India and on remarkable family narratives collected during fieldwork in northern Vietnam, the book deals with epic events and complex social transformations from a perspective that emphasizes the personal and the familial. Its central theme is…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This study of intellectuals and their cosmopolitan life trajectories is based on anthropological and historical research in Vietnam and India, two great Asian societies with contrasting experiences of empire, decolonisation and the rise and fall of the twentieth-century socialist world system. Building on the author's long-standing research experience in India and on remarkable family narratives collected during fieldwork in northern Vietnam, the book deals with epic events and complex social transformations from a perspective that emphasizes the personal and the familial. Its central theme is the extraordinary mobility of intelligentsia lives. The author explores the role of the intellectual in the economic, social and cultural transformation of the post-colonial world through in-depth ethnographic fieldwork methods. In identifying parallels and contrasts between Hanoi's 'socialist moderns' and the family and career experiences of their Indian counterparts, the book makes a distinctive contribution to the study of colonial, socialist and post-socialist Asia.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Cambridge University Press
  • Seitenzahl: 294
  • Erscheinungstermin: 18. Oktober 2007
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 227mm x 158mm x 19mm
  • Gewicht: 517g
  • ISBN-13: 9780521688949
  • ISBN-10: 0521688949
  • Artikelnr.: 22781809
Autorenporträt
Susan Bayly is Reader in Historical Anthropology in the Department of Social Anthropology, Cambridge University and a Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge. Her previous publications include Caste, Society and Politics in India from the Eighteenth Century to the Modern Age (1999) and Saints, Goddesses and Kings: Muslims and Christians in South Indian Society 1700-1900 (1989).
Inhaltsangabe
1. Introduction
2. The modern intellectual family. Separation, provision and nurture
3. Narrating family lives in present-day Hanoi
4. The pains and perils of intelligentsia life
5. India as a domain of socialist modernity
6. Cosmopolitan spaces in revolutionary times
7. Cosmopolitan vistas in the insurgent countryside
8. At home and beyond in the new socialist era
9. Conclusion.