Guha and the Trotskyist Quandary

Juan Ignacio Staricco

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    Abstract

    Subaltern Studies have appeared, in the last years, as a new perspective to understand the history of peripheral societies from a non-Eurocentric point of view. In this article, I discuss their leading figure’s work on the concepts of the political and consciousness. By comparing his situation to that of Trotsky, I analyze his attempt to eliminate a unitary philosophy of history and arrive to the conclusion that Guha is unsuccessful in producing a real shift of paradigm.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAcademic Views
    Volume2
    Issue number2
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2014

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