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In Defense of Provincializing Europe: A Response to Carola Dietze

Chakrabarty, Dipesh


This response to Carola Dietze's critique of Provincializing Europe takes up for examination three key expressions or ideas on which the original argument of the book was founded: hyperreal Europe, historicism, and political modernity. I appreciate the spirit of Dietze's engagement with the book, but I show that her critique is based on a degree of misapprehension of these three central ideas. While clarifying the details and the degree of my disagreement with Dietze, I provide my own critique...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: History and Theory


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