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Demography and Democracy
Essays on Nationalism, Gender, and Ideology
Print ISBN: 9781551303895
A collection of recent essays and articles, Demography and Democracy is Himani Bannerji's engagement with the nationalist currents that have become such crucial topics of discussion and debate in recent years. Topics covered include Hindu nationalism, Zionism, subaltern studies, the novels of Rabindranath Tagore, and issues of knowledge, ideology, and representation around the US invasion of Afghanistan. The essays are written from an anti-imperialist Marxist feminist standpoint and offer a bracing critique of contemporary ideologies.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Making India Hindu and Male: Cultural Nationalism and the Emergence of the Ethnic Citizen in Contemporary India
Chapter 2: Demography and Democracy: Reflections on Violence Against Women in Genocide or Ethnic Cleansing
Chapter 3: Cultural Nationalism and Woman as the Subject of the Nation
Chapter 4: Projects of Hegemony: Towards a Critique of Subaltern Studies' 'Resolution of the Women's Question'
Chapter 5: Home and the World: Women and Nationalism in the Novels of Rabindranath Tagore
Chapter 6: Always Towards: Development and Nationalism in Rabindranath Tagore
Chapter 7: The Tradition of Sociology and the Sociology of Tradition: The Terms of our Knowledge and the Knowledge Produced
"Bannerji's realm is that of historical materialism, landscaped by the sharp tradition of socialist feminism. It is here that the harsh tales of the present unfold, and it is in these retellings that we see hope's possibilities."— Vijay Prashad, author of The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World
"Bannerji's realm is that of historical materialism, landscaped by the sharp tradition of socialist feminism. It is here that the harsh tales of the present unfold, and it is in these retellings that we see hope's possibilities."Vijay Prashad, author of The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World
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