Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Bengal in Global Concept History by Andrew Sartori

Today people all over the globe invoke the concept of culture to make sense of their world, their social interactions, and themselves. But how did the culture concept become so ubiquitous? In this ambitious study, Andrew Sartori closely examines the history of political and intellectual life in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Bengal to show how the concept can take on a life of its own in different contexts.Sartori weaves the narrative of Bengal's embrace of culturalism into a worldwide history of the concept, from its origins in eighteenth-century Germany, through its adoption in England in the early 1800s, to its appearance in distinct local guises across the non-Western world. The impetus for the concept's dissemination was capitalism, Sartori argues, as its spread across the globe initiated the need to celebrate the local and the communal. Therefore, Sartori concludes, the use of the culture concept in non-Western sites was driven not by slavish imitation of colonizing powers, but by the same problems that repeatedly followed the advance of modern capitalism. This remarkable interdisciplinary study will be of significant interest to historians and anthropologists, as well as scholars of South Asia and colonialism.

Buy Bengal in Global Concept History by Andrew Sartori from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780226734941
ISBN-10: 0226734943
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 157mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Bengal in Global Concept History by Andrew Sartori

Book Reviews - Bengal in Global Concept History by Andrew Sartori

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Bengal in Global Concept History book by Andrew Sartori and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Andrew Sartori

Andrew Sartori is assistant professor of history at New York University and coeditor of From the Colonial to the Postcolonial: India and Pakistan in Transition.

Books By Andrew Sartori

Companion to Global Historical Thought by Andrew Sartori
Hardback, March 2014
$260.96