Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference (Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History) New edition with a New preface by the author Edition, Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0691130019
ISBN-10: 0691130019
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A slow, detailed, careful reading of the author's positively provocative style will be rich in rewards, generating, in the reader's mind, new ideas with new questions pointing to interdisciplinary, inter-cultural research, dialogue. As a reference reading text, it is rich in direct and implied questions on intricate inter-cultural interactions, gaps in communication, etc. As a discourse on basic themes of socio-political modernism and cultural diversity, it is more a starting point than a store of conclusions on debate dealing with cardinal themes pointing to research in inter-cultural and intersocietal studies. His dialectic, constructive discourse is keen on generating lasting questions and not dogmatic, ephemeral answers.

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"The idea of provincializing Europe has been around for some time, but mostly as an insight waiting for elaboration. In this book, Dipesh Chakrabarty develops the idea into a project informed massively by fact and brilliantly by theory. A work of exemplary scholarship, it is a call to raise the level of current debates about modernity and the colonial experience and reexamine our approach to histories and cultures on both sides of the colonial divide. A formidable challenge."--Ranajit Guha

"Chakrabarty offers a fundamental rethinking of the most important and misunderstood of all historical categories--time itself. Never facile, always willing to confront the most intractable dilemmas, Chakrabarty forces us to reconsider our deepest historicizing impulses. His work is must reading for anyone with an interest in the future of historical studies."--Lynn Hunt, University of California, Los Angeles


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  • File Size: 1226 KB
  • Print Length: 331 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0691049092
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; New edition with a New preface by the author edition (June 5, 2009)
  • Publication Date: June 5, 2009
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004EYT8BK
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