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              The Return of the Mughal: Historical Fiction and Despotism in Colonial India, 1863-1908
                

              The Return of the Mughal: Historical Fiction and Despotism in Colonial India, 1863-1908 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)

              By Padamsee, Alex

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              • Pub Date
                28 Nov 19

              This Pivot explores the uses of the Mughal past in the historical fiction of colonial India. Through detailed reconsiderations of canonical works by Rudyard Kipling, Flora Annie Steel and Romesh Chunder Dutt, the author argues for a more complex and integral understanding of the ...part played by the Mughal imaginary in colonial and early Indian nationalist projections of sovereignty. Evoking the rich historical and transnational contexts of these literary narratives, the study demonstrates the ways in which, at successive moments of crisis and contestation in the later Raj, the British Indian state continued to be troubled by its early and profound investments in models of despotism first located by colonial administrators in the figure of the Mughal emperor. At the heart of these political fictions lay the issue of territoriality and the founding problem of a British claim to sole proprietorship of Indian land - a form of Orientalist exceptionalism that at once underpinned and could never fully be integrated with the colonial rule of law. Alongside its recovery of a wealth of popular and often overlooked colonial historiography, The Return of the Mughal emphasises the relevance of theories of political theology - from Carl Schmitt and Ernst Kantorowicz to Talal Asad and Giorgio Agamben - to our understanding of the fictional and jurisprudential histories of colonialism. This study aims to show just how closely the pageantry and romance of empire in India connects to its early politics of terror and even today continues to inform the figure of the Mughal in the sectarian politics of Hindu Nationalism.
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              ISBN 9781349675289
              Released NZ 28 Nov 2019
              Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Spirit of Capitalism According to the Michelin Company: Anthropology of an Industrial Myth
               

              The Spirit of Capitalism According to the Michelin Company: Anthropology of an Industrial Myth (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Softcover Reprint of the Original 1st 2019 ed.)

              By Vedrine, Corine

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              The city of Clermont-Ferrand in central France is inextricably linked to the global tire company Michelin--not only by the industrial, social, and economic realities that tie employees to employer, but also by a multi-generational, regional belief in the company's entrepreneurial... mythos, the so-called Michelin spirit. Since the 1980s, transformations in capitalist systems have challenged the Michelin ideology: the end of corporate paternalism, the reduction of the work force, and a new wave of managers have left employees in the region feeling the sting of abandonment. Even in the face of these significant changes, however, the ethnographic enquiry at the heart of this book testifies to the enduring strength of the spirit of capitalism even as the bonds between employees, companies, and their regions are undergoing significant transformation, entrepreneurial myths endure--in part in fear of the end of a secure, organizing structure.
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              ISBN 9783030072247
              Released NZ 13 Dec 2018
              Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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              Series Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology
              Language (English)
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              The Palgrave Handbook of Women's Political Rights
                

              The Palgrave Handbook of Women's Political Rights (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2019)

              Edited by Franceschet, Susan; Krook, Mona Lena; Tan, Netina

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              • Pub Date
                26 Nov 19

              This Palgrave Handbook provides a definitive account of women's political rights across all major regions of the world, focusing both on women's right to vote and women's right to run for political office.

              ISBN 9781349959150
              Released NZ 26 Nov 2019
              Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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              Series Gender and Politics
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