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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.

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

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  • 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.

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
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  • Category: Booksellers' catalogs
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Die Verdammten dieser Erde

Die Verdammten dieser Erde

  • Author: Frantz Fanon,Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518371688
  • Category: Afrika - Entkolonialisierung
  • Page: 266
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Bayesian Implementation

Bayesian Implementation

  • Author: Thomas R. Palfrey,Sanjay Srivastava
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415269360
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 104
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The authors present a basic model of the Bayesian implementation problem and then consider its application in areas including classical pure exchange economies, public goods provision, auctions and bargaining.

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

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

Subject Guide to Books in Print

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  • Category: American literature
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Zwei Leben

Zwei Leben

Porträt einer Liebe

  • Author: Vikram Seth
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783596164783
  • Category:
  • Page: 532
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Ice candy man

Ice candy man

Roman

  • Author: Bapsi Sidhwa,Ditte Bandini
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783423127967
  • Category:
  • Page: 339
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Gestalt-Therapie in Aktion

Gestalt-Therapie in Aktion

  • Author: Frederick S. Perls
  • Publisher: Klett-Cotta
  • ISBN: 9783608959840
  • Category:
  • Page: 292
  • View: 1921
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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.

Books in Print Supplement

Books in Print Supplement

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  • Category: American literature
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SocioAbs

SocioAbs

  • Author: Leo P. Chall
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sociology
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Einmal Buddha und zurück

Einmal Buddha und zurück

Roman

  • Author: Anne Donovan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783442744299
  • Category:
  • Page: 471
  • View: 1969
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Die Barbarei der anderen

Die Barbarei der anderen

europäischer Universalismus

  • Author: Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783803125545
  • Category: East and West
  • Page: 108
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Wie sollten wir sein?

Wie sollten wir sein?

Ein Roman aus dem Leben

  • Author: Sheila Heti
  • Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: 3644037116
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
  • View: 7987
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Sheila lebt in Toronto: Frisch geschieden und künstlerisch blockiert von der Arbeit an einem feministischen Stück, das sie für ein Theater schreiben soll, steckt sie mitten in der Lebenskrise. Alle anderen scheinen zu wissen, wie das geht: authentisch leben. Nur sie weiß es nicht, hat sie doch das meiste von Männern gelernt, die ihr etwas beibringen wollten. Also beginnt sie, Gespräche mit ihrer besten Freundin auf Band aufzuzeichnen, und macht sie damit zu einem Untersuchungsobjekt ihrer philosophischen Neugier. Und nicht nur sie, sondern auch ihren dominanten neuen Lover Israel. Aber wo bleibt dabei sie selbst? Und was ist das überhaupt, ein authentisches Leben? Oder dessen Sinn? In den USA bekam Sheila Hetis formal wagemutiger Roman, der teils Seelenreise, teils literarisches Künstlerporträt, teils Bekenntnis ist, begeisterte Kritiken. Ein Muss für jeden, der in einer Zeit manischer Jugendlichkeit nach dem sucht, was man altmodisch Charakter nennt.