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Is there a subaltern political thought? a study on Subaltern Studies: 1982-2000

Grant number: 12/14451-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2012
Effective date (End): September 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science
Principal Investigator:Bernardo Ricupero
Grantee:Camila Massaro Cruz de Góes
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):13/00899-3 - Is there a subaltern political thought? A study on Subaltern Studies: 1982-2000, BE.EP.MS


This research has as its subject matter the Subaltern Studies. This is a group of intellectuals which stand out in the social and political indian history of the late 1970s. Intellectuals close to the Subaltern Studies, in its initial phase, critically tried to rewrite the history of colonial India. In this sense, the group sought to rescue the silenced native voice and extract new historical and political perspectives not only from the past, but also from the weakness of the native society. Performed by authors such as Ranajit Guha, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Partha Chatterjee and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, a series of collections of papers were organized on the Indian social and political history that totaled eleven volumes published between 1982 and 2000. Widely discussed, the Subaltern Studies came to suggest a field of extensive studies, of an international character. Among the various sources that converged in subaltern studies (Western Marxism, poststructuralism, postcolonialism), this research seeks to study the conceptual appropriations made by the Indians. This research will emphasize its path changes and intellectual tensions and will examine the limits of his theoretical achievement - especially for translation and extension to the Latin American experience with the Latin American Subaltern Studies, founded in 1993. Located in the field of history of ideas, this research seeks to understand the original contributions of subaltern critique in the production of knowledge about countries with a colonial history.

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GÓES, Camila Massaro Cruz de. Is there a subaltern political thought? A study on the Subaltern Studies: 1982-2000. 2015. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas São Paulo.

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