Mapping Subaltern Studies and the Postcolonial
- List Price: $60.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
- Publish date: 07/01/1999
- ISBN: 9781859847237
- ISBN10: 1859847234
Initially inspired by Antonio Gramsci's writings on the history of subaltern classes, the Subaltern Studies authors adopted a 'history from below' paradigm to contest 'elite' history writing of Indian nationalists, from the left and right. Later the Project shifted away from its social history origins by drawing upon eclectic thinkers such as Edward Said, Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Derrida.