Provincializing Europe : postcolonial thought and historical difference / Dipesh Chakrabarty.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publication details: Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2008. Edition: [New ed.]Description: xxvi, 301 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 9780691130019 (pbk.); 0691130019 (pbk.)Subject(s): Historiography -- Europe | Eurocentrism | Decolonization | Europe -- History -- Philosophy | India -- HistoriographyDDC classification: 901 DIP Online resources: OCLC | Ebook Fulltext
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Previous ed.: 2000.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Acknowledgments ix Introduction: The Idea of Provincializing Europe 3 PART ONE: HISTORICISM AND THE NARRATION OF MODERNITY Chapter 1. Postcoloniality and the Artifice of History 27 Chapter 2. The Two Histories of Capital 47 Chapter 3. Translating Life-Worlds into Labor and History 72 Chapter 4. Minority Histories, Subaltern Pasts 97 PART TWO: HISTORIES OF BELONGING Chapter 5. Domestic Cruelty and the Birth of the Subject 117 Chapter 6. Nation and Imagination 149 Chapter 7. Adda: A History of Sociality 180 Chapter 8. Family, Fraternity, and Salaried Labor 214 Epilogue. Reason and the Critique of Historicism 237 Notes 257 Index 299
Addresses the mythical figure of Europe that is often taken to be the original site of modernity in many histories of capitalist transition in non-Western countries. This book proposes that every case of transition to capitalism is a case of translation as well and categories into the categories and self-understandings of capitalist modernity.