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Hansen, Thomas Blom 1958-

Overview
Works: 50 works in 211 publications in 2 languages and 8,425 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor, Redactor
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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 )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 622 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 held by 392 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 held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The state has recently been rediscovered as an object of inquiry in a broad range of disciplines. New methodological and theoretical approaches have shed light on the meanings and practices that, for good and for bad, turn the state into the great enframer of our lives. This volume draws together the best of this modern critical thinking to explore the postcolonial state. Contributors focus on a variety of locations from Guatemala, Pakistan and Peru to India and Ecuador and present unique vantage points, including that of rural schools, police departments, small villages, and the inside of the truth commission
The BJP and the compulsions of politics in India( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The recent emergence of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as India's strongest political party has changed the face of Indian politics. The growth of Hindu nationalism, which the BJP largely represents, has been widely debated as a potential threat to the future of democracy in India, to Indian secularism, and to the constitutional protection of India's minorities." "This book examines systematically, for the first time, the history of the BJP and its current strategies and dilemmas. Well-known scholars with an intimate knowledge of India's states analyse the specific trajectory of the BJP at the regional level, the structure of its electorates, and the specific challenges it faces in major parts of India." "Topical and wide-ranging as well as rigorously historical and empirical, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the current transformation of Indian politics."--BOOK JACKET
Wages of violence : naming and identity in postcolonial Bombay by Thomas Blom Hansen( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 318 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 held by 224 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

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

28 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Danish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliography pp. 960-997
PHP for absolute beginners by Jason Lengstorf( Book )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 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 front - instead, you'll be introduced to a small, versatile subset of PHP and learn to use it creatively to develop dynamic web sites. In the process you will learn to use variables, control structures, functions, and objects to your advantage. You will learn how to plan and create databases and how to organize your PHP scripts beautifully. At the end of the book, you will be a confident PHP user, ready to take the next steps in creating great websites
Politics and ideology in developing societies : 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 : Nationalism and the construction of India by Thomas Blom Hansen( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban charisma( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 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

Sovereignity revisited by Thomas Blom Hansen( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English 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

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

In-depth study of the mechanism of process-induced salt-to-free base transformation of pharmaceutical products by Thomas Blom Hansen( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arbejdspapirer. Politics and ideology in developing societies( )

in Danish 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

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( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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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 (174)

Danish (5)

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 BombayHindu nationalism and Indian politicsCool 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