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Question 98

Research Approaches and Methodologies

Appeared in Year: 2012 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Identify the untrue statement on the CONTACT ZONE below: (June paper 3)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

It is believed that the Contact Zone was largely instrumental in spearheading nationalist movements across the world.

b.

“The contact zone” is a space where disparate cultures meet, clash and grapple with each other.

c.

In Postcolonial societies “contact” suggests the historical moment when settler and indigenous cultures first met.

d.

The idea of the Contact Zone was first proposed and defined by Mary Louise Pratt՚s Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation (1992)

Question 99

Research Approaches and Methodologies

Appeared in Year: 2012 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Which statement is not true of Benedict Anderson՚s Imagined Communities? (December paper 3)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

It is subtitled Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism.

b.

It is a prosaic response to the myth of El Dorado.

c.

In Anderson՚s view, modern nationalism was basically a consequence of the convergence of capitalism, the new print technology and the fixity that resulted from print extending to ‘Vernacular’ languages.

d.

In this book, Anderson advances the view that nations are not natural entities but narrative constructs.

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