The Resource Autobiography of an Archive : A Scholar's Passage to India, Nicholas B. Dirks

Autobiography of an Archive : A Scholar's Passage to India, Nicholas B. Dirks

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Autobiography of an Archive : A Scholar's Passage to India
Title
Autobiography of an Archive
Title remainder
A Scholar's Passage to India
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas B. Dirks
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A leading figure in higher education reflects on his early encounter with India, its history, and his discipline's turn to the study of ordinary lives and cultural rhythms. Nicholas B. Dirks revisits his early investigations of kingship in India, the rise of the caste system, the emergence of English imperial interest in controlling markets and India's political regimes, and the development of a crisis in sovereignty that led to an extraordinary nationalist struggle. He shares his personal encounters with archives on these subjects, ultimately revealing the limits of colonial knowledge and single-disciplinary perspectives. Drawing parallels to the way American universities balance the liberal arts and specialized research today, Dirks encourages scholars to apply multiple approaches to their research and build a more global archive
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Nicholas B. Dirks is the chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also a professor of history and anthropology. An internationally renowned historian and anthropologist, he is known for his work on the history of kingship and the institution of caste in India, as well as for his writing on the British empire. His major works include The Hollow Crown: Ethnohistory of an Indian Kingdom; Castes of Mind: Colonialism and the Making of Modern India; and The Scandal of Empire: India and the Creation of Imperial Britain. He has edited several books, including Colonialism and Culture, Culture/Power/History: A Reader in Contemporary Social Theory, and In Near Ruins: Cultural Theory at the End of the Century.
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IN-ChSCO
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Dirks, Nicholas B
Government publication
other
LC call number
  • GN345.2
  • GN345.2 .D57 2015
LC item number
.D57 2015
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
Series statement
Cultures of History
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  • Anthropological archives
  • Anthropology and history
  • Education, Higher
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Structures, Social Interaction, Population, Social Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
  • Social Science
  • Social Science
  • Social Science
  • Social Science
Target audience
specialized
Label
Autobiography of an Archive : A Scholar's Passage to India, Nicholas B. Dirks
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part II. History and Anthropology
  • 4. Castes of Mind: The Original Caste
  • 5. Ritual and Resistance: Subversion as a Social Fact
  • 6. The Policing of Tradition: Colonialism and Anthropology in Southern India
  • Part III. Empire
  • 7. Imperial Sovereignty
  • 8. Bringing the Company Back In: The Scandal of Early Global Capitalism
  • 9. The Idea of Empire
  • Part IV. The Politics of Knowledge
  • 10. In Near Ruins: Cultural Theory at the End of the Century
  • Frontmatter
  • 11. G. S. Ghurye and the Politics of Sociological Knowledge
  • 12. South Asian Studies: Futures Past
  • Part V. University
  • 13. Franz Boas and the American University: A Personal Account
  • 14. Scholars and Spies: Worldly Knowledge and the Predicament of the University
  • 15. The Opening of the American Mind
  • Notes
  • Permissions
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Passage to India
  • Part I. Autobiography
  • 1. Annals of the Archive: Ethnographic Notes on the Sources of History
  • 2. Autobiography of an Archive
  • 3. Preface to the Second Edition of The Hollow Crown
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(400 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231538510
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7312/dirk16966
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)458308
  • (OCoLC)979904302
  • (DE-B1597)9780231538510
Label
Autobiography of an Archive : A Scholar's Passage to India, Nicholas B. Dirks
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part II. History and Anthropology
  • 4. Castes of Mind: The Original Caste
  • 5. Ritual and Resistance: Subversion as a Social Fact
  • 6. The Policing of Tradition: Colonialism and Anthropology in Southern India
  • Part III. Empire
  • 7. Imperial Sovereignty
  • 8. Bringing the Company Back In: The Scandal of Early Global Capitalism
  • 9. The Idea of Empire
  • Part IV. The Politics of Knowledge
  • 10. In Near Ruins: Cultural Theory at the End of the Century
  • Frontmatter
  • 11. G. S. Ghurye and the Politics of Sociological Knowledge
  • 12. South Asian Studies: Futures Past
  • Part V. University
  • 13. Franz Boas and the American University: A Personal Account
  • 14. Scholars and Spies: Worldly Knowledge and the Predicament of the University
  • 15. The Opening of the American Mind
  • Notes
  • Permissions
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Passage to India
  • Part I. Autobiography
  • 1. Annals of the Archive: Ethnographic Notes on the Sources of History
  • 2. Autobiography of an Archive
  • 3. Preface to the Second Edition of The Hollow Crown
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(400 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231538510
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7312/dirk16966
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)458308
  • (OCoLC)979904302
  • (DE-B1597)9780231538510

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