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‘Some S are P’ was traditionally said to be the subaltern of ‘All S are P’, ‘Some S are not P’ the subaltern of ‘No S are P’, meaning that ...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

... sǝbˈôltǝrn n. an officer in the British army below the rank of captain, especially a second...

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Colwyn Williamson

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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... . ‘Some S are P ’ was traditionally said to be the subaltern of ‘All S are P ’, ‘Some S are not P ’ the subaltern of ‘No S are P ’, meaning that the first proposition is in each case entailed by the second. The second was sometimes called the ‘superimplicant’ of the first, the first the ‘sub-implicant’ of the second. A syllogism which draws a conclusion about some things from premisses which merit a conclusion about all of them was said to be in the ‘subaltern mode’. Mr Colwyn Williamson J. N. Keynes , Formal Logic , 4th edn. (London,...

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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2002
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Social sciences
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... One who occupies a subordinate or lower position in a social hierarchy, whether based on property, caste , ethnicity , or other criteria. The term has become prominent in studies of the structural subordination of certain groups in India's caste system. Subaltern studies has come to designate a movement of primarily Marxist scholars of South Asia, who prioritize inquiry into these largely disempowered, politically voiceless populations. Many of these draw on Antonio Gramsci 's early use of the term in his description of the disorganized sectors of...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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2010

...the formation of subaltern classes in a variety of settings in South East Asia, but principally India and its near neighbours, with the aim of providing a kind of counter-history, to address the imbalances of ‘official’ histories, which tend to focus exclusively on the affairs of the state and the ruling class. Spivak's famous essay ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’ (incorporated into A Critique of Postcolonial Reason ( 1999 ), problematizes the key premise of Subaltern Studies, namely that the heterogeneous group of peoples classified as subaltern can in fact have...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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2018

...the formation of subaltern classes in a variety of settings in South East Asia, but principally India and its near neighbours, with the aim of providing a kind of counter-history, to address the imbalances of ‘official’ histories, which tend to focus exclusively on the affairs of the state and the ruling class. Spivak’s famous essay ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’ (incorporated into A Critique of Postcolonial Reason ( 1999 ), problematizes the key premise of Subaltern Studies, namely that the heterogeneous group of peoples classified as subaltern can in fact have...

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The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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2005
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... . The word subaltern denotes, in the words of the Oxford English Dictionary, “a person and or thing of inferior rank or status.” It has signified as an adjective and a noun a person of lower rank in the British military, as in “a subaltern officer.” In philosophical discourse, it also means the position of a proposition implied by another proposition—a subordinate proposition. In the twentieth century, subaltern has become a crucial term in social theory. Subaltern was first used in theoretical writings on culture by the Italian Marxist Antonio...

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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2013
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... Studies A collective of scholars originating from South Asian with the common objective of revising historical accounts of the region, notably by trying to understand history from the perspective of the oppressed. In a general sense, Subaltern Studies refers to a wider body of work influenced by or sympathetic to the aims of the original group. The term ‘subaltern’, meaning someone of inferior rank by virtue of their class, race, or gender, was taken from Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci. Founded in the early 1980s, they challenged the then dominant...

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Jesudas M. Athyal

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity

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2012
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Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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... Studies / Subaltern Movements There are both methodological and epistemological points of contact between Christian studies and subaltern studies. Etymologically, the word ‘subaltern’ means ‘of inferior rank’. The term was popularized during the early part of the twentieth century by the Italian theoretician Antonio Gramsci who used it to refer to groups that are outside the established structures of political representation and are subject to the hegemony of the ruling class. In the South Asian context, subaltern is used as a name for the general...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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2003
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Language reference, History of English
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... of inferior status XVI; sb. , esp. subaltern officer in the army XVII. — late L. subalternus . Earlier subalternate XV; see SUB- , ALTERNATE...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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... • baton , batten, fatten, flatten, harmattan, Manhattan, Mountbatten, paten, patten, pattern, platen, Saturn, slattern • Shackleton • Appleton • Hampton , Northampton, Rockhampton, Southampton, Wolverhampton • Canton , lantern, Scranton • Langton , plankton • Clapton • Aston , pastern • Gladstone • Caxton , Paxton • capstan • Ashton • phytoplankton • Akhenaten , Akhetaten, Aten, Barton, carton, Dumbarton, hearten, Parton, smarten, spartan, tartan • Grafton • Carlton , Charlton • Charleston • kindergarten • Aldermaston • Breton ,...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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117 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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112 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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41 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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42 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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54 words
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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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2011
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...'s butter n. [the officer's preference] the flesh of an avocado pear. 1829 Marryat Life of Frank Mildmay II 256: Abbogada pears (better known by the name of subaltern's...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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2011
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36 words

...'s luncheon n. a glass of water and the tightening of one's belt. 1904 A. Griffiths 50 Years Public Service 50: The traditional ‘subaltern's luncheon’ ‘a glass of water and a pull at the waistbelt’...

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‘Some S are P’ was traditionally said to be the subaltern of ‘All S are P’, ‘Some S are not P’ the subaltern of ‘No S are P’, meaning that ...
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A term conceived by the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci, who because he was in prison and his writings subject to censorship used it as a codeword for any class of people (but especially peasants and ...
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Sǝbˈôltǝrnn. an officer in the British army below the rank of captain, especially a second lieutenant.

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