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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ASIA 255 - Subaltern Politics


1 unit(s)
(Same as POLI 255 ) What does it mean to understand issues of governance and politics from the perspective of non-elite, or subaltern, groups? How do subalterns respond to, participate in, and/or resist the historically powerful forces of modernity, nationalism, religious mobilization, and politico-economic development in postcolonial spaces? What are the theoretical frameworks most appropriate for analyzing politics from the perspective of the subaltern? This course engages such questions by drawing on the flourishing field of subaltern studies in South Asia. While its primary focus is on materials from South Asia, particularly India, it also seeks to relate the findings from this area to broadly comparable issues in Latin America and Africa. Himadeep Muppidi.

Not offered in 2017/18.

Two 75-minute periods.



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