"Conscripts of Modernity is a highly original and lucidly argued text, a major advance in David Scott's effort to elaborate a new form of postcolonial criticism in the wake of the collapse of the emancipatory hopes embodied in the anticolonialist moment. Scott's position will be found controversial by some. But it will not and cannot be ignored." Stuart Hall, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, The Open University
About the Author
David Scott is Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. He is the author of "Refashioning Futures: Criticism after Postcoloniality" and "Formations of Ritual: Colonial and Anthropological Discourses on the Sinhala Yaktovil." He is editor of the journal "Small Axe."