Noun(1) a British commissioned army officer below the rank of captain
Adjective(1) inferior in rank or status
(1) The Bhakti-Sufi movement was another major pan-Indian articulation of this stream of subaltern dissent.(2) In more specific terms, the subaltern woman can now locate her agency in film and televisual programming in her native nation-state.(3) He can be said to have taken the Francophone novel from a subaltern condition and fashioned it according to a new, emergent, fresh spirit-a spirit of resistance and liberation.(4) Although local elites are given agency and demonstrate a degree of control in the tourist discourse, subaltern locals involved in the tourist trade remain compliant.(5) Her work is a model for scholars attempting to understand the political discourse and social imaginaries of subaltern communities of all kinds.(6) I am very interested in the idea of collaborative work, very interested in the way subaltern histories have given presence to several voices in history, and talked about the asymmetry of nationalism.(7) The texts, which are the objects of sophisticated linguistic and discursive analysis, were produced by middle class literati, not by members of subaltern groups.(8) A new type of human being was rising up from its subaltern feudal origins and making its demands known.(9) And once the colonial powers had established their dominance, most of them settled for a subaltern role which left their local hegemony intact.(10) One mystery, however, goes unanswered: why was the Dad's Army platoon, properly the responsibility of a subaltern , commanded throughout by a captain?(11) It should envision empowerment of all, the black nations of Africa, the underdogs of South Asia, the Dalits of India, the subaltern classes of the Latin and North America.(12) He was the subaltern who enacted Ferguson's orders in that abrasive, no - nonsense style of his.(13) I am interested in being a good enough humanities teacher in order to be a conduit (Wordsworth's word) between subaltern children and their subaltern teachers.(14) As a young subaltern in the Royal Tank Regiment he was unafraid to put it to use.(15) Just listen to the evidence of Peter Allan: in 1942 he was a 20-year-old Scottish subaltern with the face of a faun and the build of a schoolboy scrum-half.(16) How can we make sense of such drastic variations of a subaltern woman's identity with the invaluable preciousness of a human life at stake?
(1) subaltern :: subaltern
1. lowly ::
2. lower-ranking ::
3. petty ::
4. secondary ::
Different Formssubaltern, subalterns
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