Edward Said and the Cultural History of British Colonialism in India by Moritz Deutschmann

Edward Said and the Cultural History of British Colonialism in India

byMoritz Deutschmann

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Essay from the year 2009 in the subject History - Basics, European University Institute (Department of History, Florenz), language: English, abstract: This text discusses the role of culture in the history of European colonialism. It takes Said's notion of 'Orientalism' as a starting point. It then discusses two very different books that have tried to make Said's notion useful for the study of concrete colonial situations: Christopher Bayly's 'Empire and Information', and Nicholas Dirks' 'Castes of Mind'. Whereas Bayly's concept of an 'information order' tries to undermine ideas about a European hegemony of knowledge, Dirks stresses the far-reaching influence European concepts had even on post-colonial notions of caste in India.

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Title:Edward Said and the Cultural History of British Colonialism in IndiaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 12, 2011Publisher:GRIN PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3640797515

ISBN - 13:9783640797516

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