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Hutt, Michael (2019) 'Area Studies and the importance of 'somewheres'.' South East Asia Research, 27 (1). pp. 21-25.

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This piece reflects on the decline of Area Studies in the Euro- American academy. Although it is sometimes presented and discussed as if it were a discipline, the paper argues that it may be easier to chart an afterlife for Area Studies if we conceive of it as a multidisciplinary field that is predicated upon the significance of place and context, and on the importance of ‘somewheres’.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Regional Centres and Institutes > SOAS South Asia Institute
Departments and Subunits > School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
ISSN: 0967828X
Copyright Statement: © 2019 SOAS University of London. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in South East Asia Research on 8 April 2019, available online:
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Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2019 10:08

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