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Hansen, Thomas Blom 1958-

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Works: 49 works in 206 publications in 2 languages and 8,501 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works by Thomas Blom Hansen
The saffron wave : democracy and Hindu nationalism in modern India by Thomas Blom Hansen( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzing Indian receptivity to the right-wing Hindu nationalist party, this book also explores its political wing, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which claims to create a policy based on "ancient" Hindu culture. The author places the BJP within the context of the larger transformation of democratic governance in India. The text goes on to argue that the Hindu nationalist movement has successfully articulated the anxieties and desires of the large and amorphous Indian middle class. Consequently, the movement has attracted privileged groups fearing encroachment on their dominant positions but also "plebian" and impoverished groups seeking recognition around a majoritarian rhetoric of cultural pride, order, and national strength. This book aims to advance the understanding of democarcy in the post-colonial world
Sovereign bodies : citizens, migrants, and states in the postcolonial world by Thomas Blom Hansen( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Sovereign Bodies' explores embedded practices & cultural meanings of sovereign power & violence as well as de facto practices of citizenship & belonging to a range of different contexts across the postcolonial world
States of imagination : ethnographic explorations of the postcolonial state by Thomas Blom Hansen( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the micro-politics of everyday state-making, the contributors examine the mythologies, paradoxes and inconsistencies of the state through ethnographies of diverse postcolonial practices. They show how the authority of the state is constantly challenged from the local as well as the global, and how growing demands to confer rights and recognition to ever more citizens, organizations and institutions reveal the persistence of the myth of the state as a source of social order and an embodiment of popular sovereignty. Demonstrating the indispensable value of ethnographic work on the practices and the symbols of the state, the volume showcases a range of studies and methods to provide insight into the diverse forms of the postcolonial state as an arena of both political and cultural struggle
The BJP and the compulsions of politics in India( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The BJP which emerged as the single largest party in the Lok Sabha in 1996 is now a serious contender for power at the Centre. This book demonstrates how the BJP is not the national monolith it likes to present itself as. The BJP and its present dilemmas and problems are analysed systematically in a regional perspective. Some of the dilemmas of the BJP at the national level are also explored in a critical perspective
Wages of violence : naming and identity in postcolonial Bombay by Thomas Blom Hansen( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Bombay changed its name to Mumbai in 1995, it was the culmination of a long process that transformed India's primary symbol of modernity and cultural diversity into a site of intense ethnic conflict and violent nationalism. Wages of Violence is a startling account of how the city's atmosphere, dominant public languages, and power structures have changed since the 1960s. The book centers on how Shiv Sena, a militant Hindu movement, has advanced a new, ''plebeian'' political culture and has undermined democratic rule in India's premier city. Drawing on a large body of archival material and conversations with people from all walks of life, Thomas Blom Hansen paints a vivid picture of this dynamic and violent movement. Challenging conventional views of recent trends in Indian politics, Hansen shows that the xenophobic public culture of today's Mumbai has deep roots in the region's history and its contested identities. We are also given revealing insights into the city's Muslim communities and the authorities' understanding and control of the ethno-religious subcultures in the city. Hansen argues cogently that Shiv Sena's success represents the violent possibilities of the ''vernacularization'' of democracy in India. Unfolding at a juncture where the globalization of India's economy is having a deepening impact on the lives of ordinary people, this is a story that resonates with the directions urban growth is taking both elsewhere in India and beyond."--Page 4 of cover
Melancholia of freedom : social life in an Indian township in South Africa by Thomas Blom Hansen( Book )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of apartheid in 1994 signaled a moment of freedom and a promise of a nonracial future. With this promise came an injunction: define yourself as you truly are, as an individual, and as a community. Almost two decades later it is clear that it was less the prospect of that future than the habits and horizons of anxious life in racially defined enclaves that determined postapartheid freedom. In this book, Thomas Blom Hansen offers an in-depth analysis of the uncertainties, dreams, and anxieties that have accompanied postapartheid freedoms in Chatsworth, a formerly Indian township in Du
Violence in urban India : identity politics, 'Mumbai', and the postcolonial city by Thomas Blom Hansen( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PHP for absolute beginners by Jason Lengstorf( Book )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PHP is a server-side scripting language that enables you to develop dynamic sites that engage users in ways that are simply not possible using only HTML and CSS. PHP for Absolute Beginners takes a practical approach to teaching you how to build dynamic content for your website using PHP. You'll quickly get started with practical PHP projects, learning how to build a dynamic image gallery. By the end of the book you'll will have developed a personal blog complete with a password protected admin module. PHP for Absolute Beginners won't swamp you with every detail of the full PHP language up fr
The saffron wave : democratic revolution and the growth of Hindu nationalism in India by Thomas Blom Hansen( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The saffron wave. democratic revolution and the growth of Hindu nationalism in India : The democratic revolution by Thomas Blom Hansen( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Danish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and ideology in developing countries : an exploratory essay by Thomas Blom Hansen( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and Danish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The saffron wave : democratic revolution and the growth of Hindu nationalism in India by Thomas Blom Hansen( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The saffron wave. Democratic revolution and the growth of Hindu nationalism in India : Nationalism and the construction of India by Thomas Blom Hansen( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recuperating masculinity : Hindu nationalism, violence and the exorcism of the Muslim "Other" by Thomas Blom Hansen( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cool passion the political theology of conviction: inaugural lecture delivered upon the installation as Professor of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam on Friday 25 May 2007 by Thomas Blom Hansen( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The category of belief has been severely criticised in the last decades but ideas of having principles based on interior refl ections and conscience are as strong as ever across the world. This indicates that the modern idea of conviction - religious or secular - should be understood as a way of relating to the world that has a genealogy of its won that is not identical to religious belief. Modern convictions are based on two forms of ethics: firstly an individualized ethics of sincerity that emerged from the 17th century onwards as an ideal of honest and consistent public conduct. Secondly, an ethics of consequence that emerges with radical, Jacobin and collective politics and a new belief in radical socio-political utopias in the 19th century. In the 20th century, these ethical formations have spread across the world and form today the basis of a global grammar of interiority that lies at the heart of near-universal fi gures such as the 'activist' and the committed selfl ess social worker. This title can be previewed in Google Books - http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN9789056295509
Urban charisma( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The saffron wave : democracy and Hindu nationalism in modern India by Thomas Blom Hansen( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hindu nationalism and Indian politics by John Zavos( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arbejdspapirer. Politics and ideology in developing societies : an exploratory essay( )

in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Predicaments of secularism : Muslim identities and politics in Mumbai by Thomas Blom Hansen( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The saffron wave : democracy and Hindu nationalism in modern India
Alternative Names
Blom Hansen, Thomas

Blom Hansen, Thomas 1958-

Hansen, T. B. 1958-

Hansen, Thomas B.

Hansen Thomas Blom

Hansen, Thomas Blom 1958-

Thomas Blom Hansen Danish anthropologist

Thomas Blom Hansen Nederlands antropoloog

Languages
English (169)

Danish (4)

Covers
Sovereign bodies : citizens, migrants, and states in the postcolonial worldStates of imagination : ethnographic explorations of the postcolonial stateThe BJP and the compulsions of politics in IndiaWages of violence : naming and identity in postcolonial BombayCool passion the political theology of conviction: inaugural lecture delivered upon the installation as Professor of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam on Friday 25 May 2007Hindu nationalism and Indian politics