Title"Memories of underdevelopment" after area studies
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsHarootunian, H.
Journal Positions
Volume20
Issue1
Pagination29
KeywordsLiberal Arts
Abstract

An essay is presented on how area studies were founded on the privilege linked to fixed spatial containers, such as geographic area, culture region, or directional locality. It offers a containment strategy for identification of specific space/time relationships, and analysis of forms of temporality drawn from social formations and production modes, in spite of the dominance of capitalism. The author rethinks progress as a relative term that considers missed opportunities and possibilities.

URLhttp://positions.dukejournals.org/content/20/1/7.abstract