Asian Voices in a Post-colonial Age: Vietnam, India and Beyond (BOK)

Susan Bayly

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This study of intellectuals and their cosmopolitan life trajectories is based on anthropological and historical research in Vietnam and India, two great Asian societies with contrasting experiences of empire, decolonisation and the rise and fall of the twentieth-century socialist world system. Building on the author's long-standing research experience in India and on remarkable family narratives collected during fieldwork in northern Vietnam, the book deals with epic events and complex social transformations from a perspective that emphasizes the personal and the familial. Its central theme is the extraordinary mobility of intelligentsia lives. The author explores the role of the intellectual in the economic, social and cultural transformation of the post-colonial world through in-depth ethnographic fieldwork methods. In identifying parallels and contrasts between Hanoi's 'socialist moderns' and the family and career experiences of their Indian counterparts, the book makes a distinctive contribution to the study of colonial, socialist and post-socialist Asia.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2007 Forfatter Susan Bayly
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521688949
Antall sider 294 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 516 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Social & cultural history, Asian history