The Resource The postcolonial contemporary : political imaginaries for the global present, Jini Kim Watson and Gary Wilder, editors, (ebook)

The postcolonial contemporary : political imaginaries for the global present, Jini Kim Watson and Gary Wilder, editors, (ebook)

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The postcolonial contemporary : political imaginaries for the global present
Title
The postcolonial contemporary
Title remainder
political imaginaries for the global present
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Jini Kim Watson and Gary Wilder, editors
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume invokes the "postcolonial contemporary" in order to recognize and reflect upon the emphatically postcolonial character of the contemporary conjuncture, as well as to inquire into whether postcolonial criticism can adequately grasp it. Neither simply for nor against post colonialism, the volume seeks to cut across this false alternative, and to think with postcolonial theory about political contemporaneity. Many of the most influential frameworks of postcolonial theory were developed during the 1970s and 1990s, during what we may now recognize as the twilight of the postwar period. If forms of capitalist imperialism are entering into new configurations of neoliberal privatization, wars-without-end, xenophobic nationalism and unsustainable extraction, what aspects of postcolonial inquiry must be reworked or revised in order to grasp our political present? In twelve essays that draw from a number of disciplines-history, anthropology, literature, geography, indigenous studies- and regional locations (the Black Atlantic, South Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Australia, Argentina) The Postcolonial Contemporary seeks to move beyond the habitual oppositions that have often characterized the field, such as universal vs. particular; Marxism vs. post colonialism; and politics vs. culture. These essays signal an attempt to reckon with new and persisting postcolonial predicaments and do so under four inter-related analytics: Postcolonial Temporality; Deprovincializing the Global South; Beyond Marxism versus Postcolonial Studies; and Postcolonial Spatiality and New Political Imaginaries
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Midwest
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325/.301
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non fiction
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The postcolonial contemporary : political imaginaries for the global present, Jini Kim Watson and Gary Wilder, editors, (ebook)
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9780823280087
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The postcolonial contemporary : political imaginaries for the global present, Jini Kim Watson and Gary Wilder, editors, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823280087
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12057952
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12057952
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MWT12057952
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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