Historical Anthropology

Paperback | September 15, 2008

EditorSaurabh Dube

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The relationship between anthropology and history has been contradictory as also passionate and productive. The two have often displayed mistrust of the other discipline and at other times have underscored their key convergences. Over the last three decades, the interchange between the twodisciplines have acquired a fresh purpose in theoretical and empirical studies. This has resulted in considerations for the history of anthropology and anthropology of history. This collection brings together the terrains and trajectories of the entangling of anthropology and history. It offers tostudents and scholars a wide-ranging domain of anthropological and historical endeavour under the rubric of historical anthropology - marking its departures, charting its contexts, exploring its characteristics and tracking its predicaments and possibilities.Conversations between anthropology and history have been approached by treating the two as disciplines. It explores formative orientations of anthropology to time and temporality, and of history to culture and tradition. It considers the more recent transformations of anthropology and history. Itdiscusses important developments in study of pasts and communities, empire and nation, and culture and power in South Asia as part of a wider interplay between anthropology and history. In a nutshell, this volume attempts to open up the terms of historical anthropology.

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The relationship between anthropology and history has been contradictory as also passionate and productive. The two have often displayed mistrust of the other discipline and at other times have underscored their key convergences. Over the last three decades, the interchange between the twodisciplines have acquired a fresh purpose in th...

Saurabh Dube is a Professor of History at the Center for Asian and African Studies at El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:444 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.07 inPublished:September 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195699351

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PrefaceSaurabh Dube: Introduction: Anthropology, History, Historical AnthropologyPart 1: Formations1. Bernard Cohn: Cloth, Clothes, and Colonialism2. Ranajit Guha: Negation3. K.S. Singh: The Making of a Prophet4. Paul Greenough: FaminePart 2: Genealogies5. Ravindra Jain: Genealogy and Legend6. Ishita Banerjee Dube: Reading Time7. Susan Visvanathan: Reconstructions of the Past8. Saurabh Dube: A Contested PastPart 3: Communities9. Gyanendra Pandey: The Bigoted Julaha10. Malavika Kasturi: Rebellion11. Ajay Skaria: Wildness: Livelihood, Kinship, and Gender12. Veena Das: Time, Self, and CommunityPart 4: Culture and Power13. Ann G. Gold and Bhoju Ram Gujjar: Shoes14. Nandini Sundar: The Dialectics of Dussehra15. K. Sivaramakrishnan: Geographies of Empire16. John Kelly: Gaze and GraspPart 5: Empire and Nation17. Peter van Der Veer: The Moral State18. Nicholas Dirks: The Policing of Tradition19. Shail Mayaram: Partition and Violence20. Emma Tarlo: Is Khadi the Solution?Bibliographical EssayIndex