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Constructing Post-Colonial India

Constructing Post-Colonial India

National Character and the Doon School

  • Author: Sanjay Srivastava
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134683588
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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An interdisciplinary and engaging book which looks at the nature of Indian society since Independence and unpacks what post-colonialism means to Indian citizens. Using the case study of the Doon School, a famous boarding school for boys, and one of the leading educational institutions in India, the author argues that to be post-colonial in India is to be modern, rational, secular and urban. In placing post-colonialism in this concrete social context, and analysing how it is constructed, the author renders a complex and often rather abstract subject accessible.

Chasing Innovation

Chasing Innovation

Making Entrepreneurial Citizens in Modern India

  • Author: Lilly Irani
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691189447
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: N.A
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A vivid look at how India has developed the idea of entrepreneurial citizens as leaders mobilizing society and how people try to live that promise Can entrepreneurs develop a nation, serve the poor, and pursue creative freedom, all while generating economic value? In Chasing Innovation, Lilly Irani shows the contradictions that arise as designers, engineers, and businesspeople frame development and governance as opportunities to innovate. Irani documents the rise of “entrepreneurial citizenship” in India over the past seventy years, demonstrating how a global ethos of development through design has come to shape state policy, economic investment, and the middle class in one of the world’s fastest-growing nations. Drawing on her own professional experience as a Silicon Valley designer and nearly a decade of fieldwork following a Delhi design studio, Irani vividly chronicles the practices and mindsets that hold up professional design as the answer to the challenges of a country of more than one billion people, most of whom are poor. While discussions of entrepreneurial citizenship promise that Indian children can grow up to lead a nation aspiring to uplift the poor, in reality, social, economic, and political structures constrain whose enterprise, which hopes, and which needs can be seen as worthy of investment. In the process, Irani warns, powerful investors, philanthropies, and companies exploit citizens’ social relations, empathy, and political hope in the quest to generate economic value. Irani argues that the move to recast social change as innovation, with innovators as heroes, frames others—craftspeople, workers, and activists—as of lower value, or even dangers to entrepreneurial forms of development. With meticulous historical context and compelling stories, Chasing Innovation lays bare how long-standing power hierarchies such as class, caste, language, and colonialism continue to shape opportunity in a world where good ideas supposedly rule all.

Education and Society in a Changing Mizoram

Education and Society in a Changing Mizoram

The Practice of Pedagogy

  • Author: Lakshmi Bhatia
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136198059
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 284
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Located in the domain of cultural politics, the book with rich ethnographical data from Mizoram, a lesser known and understood state, brings the community, state and culture to centre-stage, along with family and stratification of the sociological discourse in education. The book argues for a re-look at school education in Mizoram, besides providing critical insights into the North East region as a whole. It also points to the dilemmas of development in that region and suggests possible ways out of the impasse. Marking a significant departure from conventional thinking on education as 'human capital' as reflected in North-East Vision: 2020, the book strongly advocates the need for critical pedagogies based on learning from conflict; inculcating the values of tolerance and compassion as a precursor to peace; reconceptualising `development, not merely as 'economic' but as indicator of national happiness and valuing lives equally besides respect for traditional institutions, thus marking a break from the much resented paternalism that underpins all state interventions in education. One of the first studies of its kind regarding experience and practice of education, the book makes an important contribution to the role that education can play to usher in peace and promote respect for differences.

Anthropology News

Anthropology News

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Anthropological linguistics
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Fingerprinting Popular Culture

Fingerprinting Popular Culture

The Mythic and the Iconic in Indian Cinema

  • Author: Vinay Lal,Ashis Nandy
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195679182
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 197
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Cinema in India has always been a play of middle-class sensibilities and fantasy life. And, this middle class now seems to have come into its own. From the time of Indira Gandhi, the political agendas of political parties and leaders have been increasingly shaped by middle-class consciousness and popular cinema has become for this class both an ideological phalanx and a major vehicle of self-expression. The media-exposed public in turn has become more accessible through the mythic structures and larger-than-life figures of popular cinema. The medium has become a new, more powerful language of public discourse. This book, like its companion volume The Secret Politics of our Desires (1998), is a product of this awareness. It uses Indian popular cinema to reexamine the relationships among society, politics, and culture. The six essays in it, mostly by contributors from outside the world of film studies and film criticism, span topics such as showmanship and stylization of images; the human characterization of abstract concepts such as good and evil; the open-ended, episodic and fragmented nature of the narrative, cemented together through devices such as family "history" and "filial love"; and the re-emergence of "Hindustani" as a secular language of film. The essays also cover popular cinema's fear of using comedy when dealing with the legitimacy and authority of the state; the "ideal" femininity conjured by Lata Mangeshkar's voice; and the debts to Hollywood and the carnivalesque that shape Guru Dutt's comedies.

Passionate Modernity

Passionate Modernity

Sexuality, Class, and Consumption in India

  • Author: Sanjay Srivastava
  • Publisher: Routledge India
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 397
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Combining historical and ethnographic analysis, this book deals with the making of the heterosexual imagination from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present in the Indian context. This unique book uses methods from anthropology, cultural studies and history to explore the making of modern cultures of sexuality in India. It provides an analysis of the sexual and domestic politics of the period by focusing on the vast corpus of publications and journals on sexology from the 1920s to the 1940s, and links Indian activities with those in other parts of the world. The author analyzes material that has thus far been outside the purview of scholarly studies, namely, ¿footpath pornography¿, magazines such as Sexology Mirror (in Hindi), women¿s magazines dealing explicitly with sex and sexuality.

Sexual Sites, Seminal Attitudes

Sexual Sites, Seminal Attitudes

Sexualities, Masculinities and Culture in South Asia

  • Author: Sanjay Srivastava
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 360
  • View: 529
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Discussions on sexuality in the South Asian context have tended to focus largely on men`s preoccupations through notions such as `semen-anxiety`. Another restrictive framework is the excessive importance ascribed to religion in everyday life. The result has been a rather narrow debate on sexuality. By providing accounts of a myriad sites and meanings of sexuality, this remarkable volume broadens the debate on sexuality in South Asia. It combines perspectives from history, anthropology, and cultural and literary studies to provide an interdisciplinary exploration of the cultures of, and the multiple meanings and contestations that gather around, masculinities and sexualities. The collection is unique in the breadth of its theoretical concerns; its focus on hitherto marginalized sexual identities; and its novel juxtapositions of analyses of colonial discourses with those of postcolonised modernity.

South Asian Masculinities

South Asian Masculinities

Context of Change, Sites of Continuity

  • Author: Radhika Chopra,Caroline Osella,Filippo Osella
  • Publisher: Virago Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Men
  • Page: 419
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What Does It Mean To Be A Man In The Shifting Context Of South Asia? Masculinity Has In Recent Years Begun To Be Theorised As A Field Of Study; While Its Study In Different Cultural Areas (Islamic, American, Mediterranean) Has Been Undertaken, South Asia Remains Relatively Unexplored. This Volume Seeks To Fill The Gap And Build A Wider Body Of Ethnographic Work, As Well As Contribute To The Theoretical Literature On Gender. The Papers Are Drawn From Anthropology, History, Film Studies And Literature, And Are Aimed At South Asian Scholars As Well As A Wider Audience Of People Interested In Gender Studies.

Serviços Bibliográficos da Livraria Portugal

Serviços Bibliográficos da Livraria Portugal

  • Author: Livraria Portugal. Serviços Bibliográficos
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Booksellers' catalogs
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Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

  • Author: Rose Arny
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: American literature
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Books in Print Supplement

Books in Print Supplement

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: American literature
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Includes authors, titles, subjects.

Zwei Leben

Zwei Leben

Porträt einer Liebe

  • Author: Vikram Seth
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783596164783
  • Category:
  • Page: 532
  • View: 8024
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SocioAbs

SocioAbs

  • Author: Leo P. Chall
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sociology
  • Page: N.A
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Warten auf Godot

Warten auf Godot

  • Author: Samuel Beckett
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518457511
  • Category:
  • Page: 211
  • View: 1922
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Wie kaum ein anderer Dramatiker hat Samuel Beckett das »Bewußtsein« des 20. Jahrhunderts geprägt. Selbst diejenigen, die kaum eine Zeile von ihm kennen, haben einen »Begriff« von diesem Autor. Denn in Becketts Werken findet dieses Jahrhundert seinen Ausdruck - Endzeit, Aussichtslosigkeit, Pessimismus und die Überzeugung von der Absurdität der menschlichen Existenz. Die drei erfolgreichsten Stücke Becketts erscheinen jetzt in einem Band.

Ice candy man

Ice candy man

Roman

  • Author: Bapsi Sidhwa,Ditte Bandini
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783423127967
  • Category:
  • Page: 339
  • View: 1933
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Mr. Cruso, Mrs. Barton und Mr. Foe

Mr. Cruso, Mrs. Barton und Mr. Foe

Roman

  • Author: J. M. Coetzee,John M. Coetzee
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783596132515
  • Category: Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc
  • Page: 190
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Auf den ersten Blick scheint dieser Roman nichts mit Schwarzafrika zu tun zu haben. Susan Barton, von meuternden Matrosen auf einer Insel irgendwo im Atlantik ausgesetzt, trifft auf Robinson und Freitag. Doch anders als in dem berühmten Roman von Defoe gibt es auf der Insel keine Abenteuer zu bestehen, gibt es keine wilden Tiere und keine Kannibalen. Robinson, bei Coetzee ein alter Mann, ist nicht sonderlich erfolgreich bei der Feldbestellung. Er konnte Freitag auch nichts beibringen, denn Freitag war stumm. Schließlich wird das Trio gerettet (Robinson hat gar keine Lust mehr, in die Zivilisation zurückzukehren und stirbt auf der Rückreise nach London). Susan Barton, in Begleitung von Freitag, will jetzt vom Schriftsteller Foe ihre Geschichte aufschreiben lassen, die Geschichte der 'ersten englischen Schiffbrüchigen'. Mr. Foe hat als professioneller Schreiber freilich ganz andere Vorstellungen von der (Aus-)Gestaltung der Geschichte als die Erzählerin. Eigentliche Hauptperson ist Freitag, der wichtigste Zeuge, der steht aber nicht zur Verfügung, er kann nicht sprechen. Ihm hatte man - wie den Schwarzen in Südafrika - die Sprache gestohlen.

Gestalt-Therapie in Aktion

Gestalt-Therapie in Aktion

  • Author: Frederick S. Perls
  • Publisher: Klett-Cotta
  • ISBN: 9783608959840
  • Category:
  • Page: 292
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Kalewala

Kalewala

Ein finnisches Epos

  • Author: Elias Lönnrot
  • Publisher: Jung und Jung Verlag
  • ISBN: 3990271318
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 488
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Das Meer, die Erde, die Sterne, die Liebe und der Tod: Eine große Verserzählung über die Erschaffung der Welt. Von der Erschaffung der Erde und der Gestirne erzählt dieses Epos, von der Kultivierung des Bodens und dem launischen Meer, vor allem aber von den Begegnungen mit dem schemenhaften Land im Norden, um dessen Tochter die Herren Wäinämöinen, Lemminkäinen und Ilmarinen gleichermaßen werben. Doch auf die Freier warten gefährliche Aufgaben. Kalewala, das Land des Urvaters Kalewa, ist Schauplatz dieses groß angelegten Freskos der mythenumsponnenen Frühzeit Finnlands. Auf zahlreichen Fußreisen hatte Elias Lönnrot - im Geist des spätromantischen 19. Jahrhunderts - Tausende von Versen mündlich überlieferter Lieder gesammelt, Lieder epischen, lyrischen und beschwörenden Inhalts, die er in der Folge zu einem teils heldisch-kriegerischen, teils zauberhaft-magischen Epos verband. Viele namhafte Übersetzer haben sich am »Kalewala« versucht, doch erst Gisbert Jänickes Arbeit ist es, die den höchsten Ansprüchen genügt: Sie ist vollständig, beruht in allen Details auf dem Original, berücksichtigt auch die neuesten Forschungsergebnisse und besticht durch ihre geschmeidig fließende Eleganz.

Ein Tor zur Welt

Ein Tor zur Welt

Roman

  • Author: Lorrie Moore
  • Publisher: Piper Verlag
  • ISBN: 3827074800
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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Wenn Tassie abends ihr Vogelkostüm anlegt und in wildem Lauf über die Kartoffelfelder stürmt, um Mäuse und andere Schädlinge zu vertreiben, hat sie ganz kurz das Gefühl, wirklich zu fliegen. Tassie Keltjin ist zwanzig Jahre alt und verlässt die elterliche Farm irgendwo im Mittleren Westen. Amerika rüstet zum Einsatz in Afghanistan, und sie beginnt zu studieren, ahnungslos und rührend entflammt für Sylvia Plath und Simone de Beauvoir. Sie braucht einen Job und findet ihn als Teilzeit-Kindermädchen bei Sarah und Edward, die dabei sind, ein Kind zu adoptieren. Aus Mary, zwei Jahre alt, weiße Mutter, schwarzer Vater, wird Emmie, Kind weißer Mittelschichteltern, und Tassie zu ihrer Hauptbezugsperson. Mit der fragilen Anmut einer Schlafwandlerin gerät Tassie in eine erste Liebe und immer tiefer hinein in das komplizierte Leben einer fremden Familie. Wie fern ihr in einem knappen Jahr die ländliche Kindheit, Eltern und Bruder gerückt sind, merkt Tassie, als sie jäh sowohl ihre Liebe als auch ihren Job verliert. Die Schlafwandlerin wacht auf und nichts ist mehr, wie es war, am wenigsten sie selbst. Mit ihrem neuen Roman zeigt Lorrie Moore, was Literatur im besten Fall zu leisten vermag. Mit Tassie schenkt sie dem Leser eine ganz und gar lebendige, ganzund gar zauberhafte und ergreifende Figur, und während sie mit dem Witz, der zarten Klugheit, für die sie berühmt ist, deren Geschichte erzählt, packt sie wie nebenbei große gesellschaftsrelevante Themen an: Adoption und unterschwelligen Rassismus, Amerikas kriegerische Außenpolitik.