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Clio/AnthroposExploring the Boundaries between History and Anthropology$
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Eric Tagliacozzo and Andrew Willford

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804760201

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804760201.001.0001

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In Search of the Colonial Subject

In Search of the Colonial Subject

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(p.27) 2 In Search of the Colonial Subject
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Clio/Anthropos
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David Arnold

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804760201.003.0002

This chapter talks about the concept of the “colonial subject” and its relation to recent writings about South Asia. It looks at the impacts of historical anthropology on writing about South Asia, Michel Foucault, Edward Said, and Subaltern Studies. The main argument in this chapter is for a positive view on the “colonial subject” and his agency, instead of a passive view where the “colonial subject” is merely created by the colonial state.

Keywords:   colonial subject, South Asia, writings, historical anthropology, Michel Foucault, Edward Said, Subaltern Studies, colonial state

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