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At Home in Diaspora - South Asian Scholars and the West
At Home in Diaspora - South Asian Scholars and the West

At Home in Diaspora - South Asian Scholars and the West

by Jackie Assayag

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Language

English

Publisher

Permanent Black

ISBN

8178240637 - Year: 2003 - Pages: 207

Binding

Hardcover

Jackie Assayag

Author: Jackie Assayag
Editor(s): Jackie Assayag / Veronique Benei
Publisher: Permanent Black
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 207
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178240637

Description

This book, comprising a blend of autobiography and intellectual history by some of South Asia’s foremost contemporary historians and sociologists, shows that the postcolonial scholar’s presence in the West is a phenomenon worthy of analysis.

In the last decade, there been an increasing internationalization in the structure of research and academic institutions in the West. This has been accompanied by much greater visibility for Third World scholars in locations within the ‘developed’ world.

The greater presence of these scholars in Western institutions has helped alter the international division of social science labor. This book, comprising a blend of autobiography and intellectual history by some of South Asia’s foremost contemporary historians and sociologists, shows that the postcolonial scholar’s presence in the West is a phenomenon worthy of analysis. In particular, the questions asked here relate to the impact of the intellectual diaspora on research, both in the West and South Asia.


While considering nomadic theories in an age of globalization, this book documents the complexities of the relationship between culture, knowledge, and the individual. It highlights the importance of singular as well as collective migrations today, alongside the circulation of lived experiences and knowledge’s across vast geographical spaces.

In showing how the intervention of scholars of South Asian descent in Western academic institutions has reconstituted the debate on post colonialism, imperialism, globalization, capitalism, and national traditions , this book is quite unusual in being simultaneously entertaining, informative, and thought provoking about the whole history of South Asia’s scholarly transactions with the West.

Contents

Acknowledgements
Contributors

INTRODUCTION
At Home in Diaspora – South Asia, Europe, and America

Knowledge, Circulation and Collective Biography
My Place in the Global Republic of Letters
Off-Centre: Feminism and South Asian Studies in the Diaspora
Crossing Borders and Boundaries
Representing Rural India
De-ghettoizing the Histories of the Non-West
Journey to the East, by the West
The Location of Scholarship
Globalization, Democratization and the Evacuation of History

On the Advantages of Being a Barbarian
The Ones Who Stayed Behind
My Brothers’ Keeper
Recasting Women in the Publishing World

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