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Asian Voices in a Post-Colonial Age Vietnam, India and Beyond

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ISBN-10: 0521868858

ISBN-13: 9780521868853

Edition: 2007

Authors: Susan Bayly

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This innovative 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.
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Book details

List price: $109.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/18/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 294
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

List of maps
List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The modern intellectual family: separation, provision and nurture
Narrating family lives in present-day Hanoi
The pains and perils of intelligentsia life
Comparative modernities: India as a domain of socialist postcoloniality
Cosmopolitan spaces in revolutionary times
Vistas of modernity in the insurgent countryside
At home and beyond in the new socialist era
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index