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Title Autobiography of an Archive [electronic resource] : A Scholar's Passage to India.
Author Dirks, Nicholas B., 1950-
Publication New York : Columbia University Press, 2015.
Description 1 online resource (401 pages).
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Call # eBOOK
Series Cultures of history
Cultures of history.
Note Description based upon print version of record.
Contents Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Passage to India; Part I. Autobiography; 1. Annals of the Archive: Ethnographic Notes on the Sources of History; 2. Autobiography of an Archive; 3. Preface to the Second Edition of The Hollow Crown; Part II. History and Anthropology; 4. Castes of Mind; 5. Ritual and Resistance: Subversion as a Social Fact; 6. The Policing of Tradition: Colonialism and Anthropology in Southern India; Part III. Empire; 7. Imperial Sovereignty; 8. Bringing the Company Back In: The Scandal of Early Global Capitalism; 9. The Idea of Empire
Part IV. The Politics of Knowledge10. In Near Ruins: Cultural Theory at the End of the Century; 11. G. S. Ghurye and the Politics of Sociological Knowledge; 12. South Asian Studies: Futures Past; Part V. University; 13. Franz Boas and the American University: A Personal Account; 14. Scholars and Spies: Worldly Knowledge and the Predicament of the University; 15. The Opening of the American Mind; Notes; Permissions; Index
Summary The decades between 1970 and the end of the twentieth century saw the disciplines of history and anthropology draw closer together, with historians paying more attention to social and cultural factors and the significance of everyday experience in the study of the past. The people, rather than elite actors, became the focus of their inquiry, and anthropological insights into agriculture, kinship, ritual, and folk customs enabled historians to develop richer and more representative narratives. The intersection of these two disciplines also helped scholars reframe the legacies of empire and the.
Subject Anthropological archives -- India.
Anthropology and history -- India.
Education, Higher -- United States -- Philosophy.
Interdisciplinary research -- Philosophy.
Anthropological archives -- India.
Anthropology and history -- India.
Education, Higher -- United States -- Philosophy.
Interdisciplinary research -- Philosophy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Dirks, Nicholas B. Autobiography of an Archive : A Scholar's Passage to India New York : Columbia University Press,c2015 9780231169677
ISBN 0231538510 electronic bk.
9780231538510 electronic bk.

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