The Resource A place in the world : new local historiographies from Africa and South Asia, edited by Axel Harneit-Sievers

A place in the world : new local historiographies from Africa and South Asia, edited by Axel Harneit-Sievers

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A place in the world : new local historiographies from Africa and South Asia
Title
A place in the world
Title remainder
new local historiographies from Africa and South Asia
Statement of responsibility
edited by Axel Harneit-Sievers
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Local histories, written and published by non-academic historians, constitute a rapidly expanding genre in contemporary non-Western societies. However, academic historians and anthropologists usually take little notice of them. This volume takes a comparative look at local historical writing. Thirteen case studies, set in seven different countries of sub-Saharan Africa, India and Nepal, examine the authors, their books and their audiences. From different perspectives, they analyse the genre's intellectual roots, its relationship to oral historical narratives, and its relevance and impact in local and wider arenas. Local histories, it turns out, pursue a variety of agendas. They (re)construct local and communal identities affected by rapid social change
  • Often, they (re)write history as part of cultural and political struggles. Openly or implicitly, all of them place local communities on the map of the world at large." "Readership: Historians and social anthropologists of Africa and India and all those interested in modern intellectual history, in the interactions between orality and literacy, and in local/global and local/state relationships."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT352.5
LC item number
.H37 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Africa, Sur del Sahara
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Schwarzafrika
  • Indien
  • Nepal
  • Afrika
  • Südasien
  • Berlin <2000>
  • Local history
  • Historia local
  • Local history
  • Geschichtsschreibung
Label
A place in the world : new local historiographies from Africa and South Asia, edited by Axel Harneit-Sievers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 384 pages
Isbn
9789004123038
Lccn
2001052906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48435475
  • (OCoLC)ocm48435475
Label
A place in the world : new local historiographies from Africa and South Asia, edited by Axel Harneit-Sievers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 384 pages
Isbn
9789004123038
Lccn
2001052906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48435475
  • (OCoLC)ocm48435475

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