The Postcolonial and the Global

This interdisciplinary work brings the humanities and social sciences into dialogue by examining issues such as globalized capital, discourses of antiterrorism, and identity politics.

Author: Revathi Krishnaswamy

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452913447

Category: Political Science

Page: 329

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This interdisciplinary work brings the humanities and social sciences into dialogue by examining issues such as globalized capital, discourses of antiterrorism, and identity politics. Essayists from the fields of postcolonial studies and globalization theory address the ethical and pragmatic ramifications of opposing interpretations of these issues and, for the first time, seek common ground. Contributors: Pal Ahluwalia, U of California, San Diego; Arjun Appadurai, New School U; Geoffrey Bowker, Santa Clara U; Timothy Brennan, U of Minnesota; Ruth Buchanan, U of British Columbia; Verity Burgmann, U of Melbourne; Pheng Cheah, U of California, Berkeley; Inderpal Grewal, U of California, Irvine; Ramon Grosfoguel, U of California, Berkeley; Barbara Harlow, U of Texas, Austin; Anouar Majid, U of New England; John McMurtry, U of Guelph; Walter D. Mignolo, Duke U; Sundhya Pahuja, U of Melbourne; R. Radhakrishnan, U of California, Irvine; Ileana Rodriguez, Ohio State U; E. San Juan, Philippine Forum, New York; Saskia Sassen, U of Chicago; Ella Shohat, New York U; Leslie Sklair, London School of Economics; Robert Stam, New York U; Madina Tlostanova, Russian Peoples’ Friendship U; Harish Trivedi, U of Delhi. Revathi Krishnaswamy is associate professor of English at San Jose State University. John C. Hawley is professor and chair of English at Santa Clara University.

The Postcolonial World

The volume is an essential reading for scholars and students of postcolonialism.

Author: Jyotsna G. Singh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315297671

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 562

View: 175

The Postcolonial World presents an overview of the field and extends critical debate in exciting new directions. It provides an important and timely reappraisal of postcolonialism as an aesthetic, political, and historical movement, and of postcolonial studies as a multidisciplinary, transcultural field. Essays map the terrain of the postcolonial as a global phenomenon at the intersection of several disciplinary inquiries. Framed by an introductory chapter and a concluding essay, the eight sections examine: Affective, Postcolonial Histories Postcolonial Desires Religious Imaginings Postcolonial Geographies and Spatial Practices Human Rights and Postcolonial Conflicts Postcolonial Cultures and Digital Humanities Ecocritical Inquiries in Postcolonial Studies Postcolonialism versus Neoliberalism The Postcolonial World looks afresh at re-emerging conditions of postcoloniality in the twenty-first century and draws on a wide range of representational strategies, cultural practices, material forms, and affective affiliations. The volume is an essential reading for scholars and students of postcolonialism.

Stories of Women

( Rabindranath Tagore , The Home and the World ) Introduction : the postcolonial
and the global Contemporary readings of the postcolonial in literary and cultural
critique often see the concept as connected in complex ways with a globalised ...

Author: Elleke Boehmer

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719068782

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

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This text combines Boehmer's keynote essays on the mother figure and the postcolonial nation, with incisive new work on male autobiography, 'daughter' writers, the colonial body, the trauma of the post-colony, and the nation in a transnational context.

Postcolonial Theory in the Global Age

Resistance to Responsibility Interrupting the Postcolonial Paradigm DAVID
HUDDART “One can vary or deconstruct all the predicates of responsibility in
general, yet one cannot completely reduce the delay: an event, a law, a call, an
other are ...

Author: Om Prakash Dwivedi

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786475528

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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The new essays in this collection examine newer forms of colonialism operating today in an increasingly globalized world. Recognizing the complexities and culpability of postcolonial politics, the authors of the essays fill gaps that exist at theoretical levels of postcolonial studies. By studying film, literature, history and architecture, the authors arrive at new ideas about immigration, gender, cultural translation, identity and the future. The collection is driven by notions of ethics, an increasingly influential force at the grassroots if not the international level, addressing capitalism and its attendant drawbacks throughout the course of the book.

Postcolonial Artists and Global Aesthetics

This is a paradoxical rhetorical posture characteristic of certain postcolonial
writers and artists, especially those that are passionately invested in global
equality but operate in the interface between the postcolonial locality and the less
clearly ...

Author: Akinwumi Adesokan

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253005507

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

View: 948

What happens when social and political processes such as globalization shape cultural production? Drawing on a range of writers and filmmakers from Africa and elsewhere, Akin Adesokan explores the forces at work in the production and circulation of culture in a globalized world. He tackles problems such as artistic representation in the era of decolonization, the uneven development of aesthetics across the world, and the impact of location and commodity culture on genres, with a distinctive approach that exposes the global processes transforming cultural forms.

Empire Nationalism and the Postcolonial World

global. intellectual. history. The true India is an idea, andnot a mere geographical
fact.1 Tagore to C. F. Andrews, 13 March 1921 The poet Rabindranath Tagore
was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata) in1861 and died in the same city in 1941.

Author: Michael Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136580654

Category: History

Page: 232

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By presenting a new interpretation of Rabindranath Tagore’s English language writings, this book places the work of India’s greatest Nobel Prize winner and cultural icon in the context of imperial history and thereby bridges the gap between Tagore studies and imperial/postcolonial historiography. Using detailed archival research, the book charts the origins of Tagore’s ideas in Indian religious traditions and discusses the impact of early Indian nationalism on Tagore’s thinking. It offers a new interpretation of Tagore’s complex debates with Gandhi about the colonial encounter, Tagore’s provocative analysis of the impact of British imperialism in India and his questioning of nationalism as a pathway to authentic postcolonial freedom. The book also demonstrates how the man and his ideas were received and interpreted in Britain during his lifetime and how they have been sometimes misrepresented by nationalist historians and postcolonial theorists after Tagore’s death. An alternative interpretation based on an intellectual history approach, this book places Tagore’s sense of agency, his ideas and intentions within a broader historical framework. Offering an exciting critique of postcolonial theory from a historical perspective, it is a timely contribution in the wake of the 150th anniversary of Tagore's birth in 2011.

Re Inventing the Postcolonial in the Metropolis

17 Relocating global media technologies in the material space of the city opens
up the suggestive possibility of reinscribing the generalities of postcolonial/
global theory in the signifying space of particular texts, especially works of art,
such as ...

Author: Cecile Sandten

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004328769

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 462

View: 276

The volume Re-Inventing the Postcolonial (in the) Metropolis offers a wide-ranging collection of interdisciplinary essays by international scholars that address the postcolonial urban imaginary across five continents.

The Postcolonial Subject

Ben Okri, Worlds that Flourish The postcolonial world, having emerged from the
violence of colonialism, finds itself once ... or non-governmental organisations, all
engaged in practices that have the global as the purview oftheir operations.

Author: Vivienne Jabri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041568210X

Category: Political Science

Page: 185

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The aim of the book is to reveal spaces of resistance and contestation through an engagement with political theory, literature and film from the postcolonial world, focusing mainly on the Middle East and South Asia.

Beyond the Postcolonial

World Englishes literature is (as it were) post postcolonial,and although its writers
mayremember andeven celebrate a defining moment ... The dust jacket of Sethi'
s2009 novelTheWish Maker reads: 'A brilliant example of the new global novel'.

Author: E. Dawson Varughese

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113726523X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

View: 750

With the backdrop of new global powers, this volume interrogates the state of writing in English. Strongly interdisciplinary, it challenges the prevailing orthodoxy of postcolonial literary theory. An insistence on fieldwork and linguistics makes this book scene-changing in its approach to understanding and reading emerging literature in English.

The Postcolonial City and its Subjects

Now the workers come from all over the world, but they work mostly invisibly in
hotels, restaurants and office buildings, ... point for this book, Ali traverses a
postcolonial, postimperial and global city that affords a kind of “flexible citizenship
”, ...

Author: Rashmi Varma

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136804021

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 126

This book considers twentieth and twenty-first century literary and cultural formations of the postcolonial city and the constitution of new subjects within it. Varma offers a reading of both historical and contemporary debates on urbanism through the filter of postcolonial fictions and the cultural fields surrounding and containing them. In particular, she presents a representational history of London, Nairobi and Bombay in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and engages three key theoretical frameworks—the city within postcolonial theory and culture (its troubled salience in the construction of postcolonial public spheres and identities, from local, rural, ethnic/"tribal", and regional to "national", cosmopolitan and transnational subjects and spaces); postcolonial fictions as constituting a new world literary space and as a site of the articulation of contending narratives of urban space, global culture and postcolonial development; and postcolonial feminist citizenship as a universal political project challenging current neo-liberal and post neo-liberal contractions and eviscerations of public spaces and rights.

Is Canada Postcolonial

Herein lies the value of settler postcolonial analysis for Canadian studies, and
arguably for the larger field of postcolonial work as well ... Indigenous research
and activist strategies; and understanding postcolonialism as a global

Author: Laura Moss

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554587565

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

View: 294

How can postcolonialism be applied to Canadian literature? In all that has been written about postcolonialism, surprisingly little has specifically addressed the position of Canada, Canadian literature, or Canadian culture. Postcolonialism is a theory that has gained credence throughout the world; it is be productive to ask if and how we, as Canadians, participate in postcolonial debates. It is also vital to examine the ways in which Canada and Canadian culture fit into global discussions as our culture reflects how we interact with our neighbours, allies, and adversaries. This collection wrestles with the problems of situating Canadian literature in the ongoing debates about culture, identity, and globalization, and of applying the slippery term of postcolonialism to Canadian literature. The topics range in focus from discussions of specific literary works to general theoretical contemplations. The twenty-three articles in this collection grapple with the recurrent issues of postcolonialism — including hybridity, collaboration, marginality, power, resistance, and historical revisionism — from the vantage point of those working within Canada as writers and critics. While some seek to confirm the legitimacy of including Canadian literature in the discussions of postcolonialism, others challenge this very notion.

Nationalism and Cultural Practice in the Postcolonial World

is unprecedented as an historical formation both in its global extension as a
mode of production and in its intensive saturation of social relations , in terms of
which the logic of abstract equivalence ( a logic corresponding to the material ...

Author: Neil Lazarus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521624930

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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A major re-appraisal of debates on politics and culture in postcolonial and cultural studies.

Rerouting the Postcolonial

Global. China. and. the. travellingself. Jeffrey Mather Postcolonial theory has
taken many directions in China over recent decades, and has increasingly
become subject to a number of pressing questions about its relevance and

Author: Janet Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135190208

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 135

Rerouting the Postcolonial re-orientates and re-invigorates the field of Postcolonial Studies in line with recent trends in critical theory, reconnecting the ethical and political with the aesthetic aspect of postcolonial culture. Bringing together a group of leading and emerging intellectuals, this volume charts and challenges the diversity of postcolonial studies, including sections on: new directions and growth areas from performance and autobiography to diaspora and transnationalism new subject matters such as sexuality and queer theory, ecocriticism and discussions of areas of Europe as postcolonial spaces new theoretical directions such as globalization, fundamentalism, terror and theories of ‘affect’. Each section incorporates a clear, concise introduction, making this volume both an accessible overview of the field whilst also an invigorating collection of scholarship for the new millennium.

Leading and Managing Indigenous Education in the Postcolonial World

... inclusionoftraditional Indigenousperspectives within mainstreameducation
systems andconsidered the role of western-based education in theprotection
ofIndigenous traditional perspectives within the industrialised, global market

Author: Zane Ma Rhea

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136017364

Category: Education

Page: 212

View: 242

This book brings together the academic fields of educational leadership, educational administration, strategic change management, and Indigenous education in order to provide a critical, multi-perspective, systems level analysis of the provision of education services to Indigenous people. It draws on a range of theorists across these fields internationally, mobilising social exchange and intelligent complex adaptive systems theories to address the key problematic of intergenerational, educational failure. Ma Rhea establishes the basis for an Indigenous rights approach to the state provision of education to Indigenous peoples that includes recognition of their distinctive economic, linguistic and cultural rights within complex, globalized, postcolonial education systems. The book problematizes the central concept of a partnership between Indigenous people and non-Indigenous school leaders, staff and government policy makers, even as it holds this key concept at its centre. The infantilising of Indigenous communities and Indigenous people can take priority over the education of their children in the modern state; this book offers an argument for a profound rethinking of the leadership and management of Indigenous education. Leading and Managing Indigenous Education in the Postcolonial World will be of value to researchers and postgraduate students focusing on Indigenous education, as well as teachers, education administrators and bureaucrats, sociologists of education, Indigenous education specialists, and those in international and comparative education.

Globalisation and the Postcolonial World

This major introductory text analyses key development issues and debates from the colonial period up to the present.


Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349256714


Page: 291

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Global Portuguese

In the above quotation the Timorese writer Luis Cardoso remembers his ...

Author: Luiz Paulo Moita-Lopes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317633040

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

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This book aims at deconstructing and problematizing linguistic ideologies related to Portuguese in late modernity and questioning the theoretical presuppositions which have led us to call Portuguese ‘a language.’ Such an endeavor is crucial when we know that Portuguese is a language which is increasingly internationalized, used as the official language in four continents (in ten countries) and which has come to play a relevant role in the so-called linguistic market on the basis of the geopolitical transformations in a multipolar world. The book covers a wide range of social, political and historical contexts in which ‘Portuguese’ is used (in Brazil, Canada, East-Timor, England, Portugal, Mozambique and Uruguay), and considers diverse linguistic practices. Through this critique, contributors chart new directions for research on language ideologies and language practices (including research related to Portuguese and to other ‘languages’) and consider ways of developing new conceptual compasses that are better attuned to the sociolinguistic realities of the late modern era, in which people, texts and languages are increasingly in movement through national borders and those of digital networks of communication.

The Postcolonial Exotic

... despite their cosmopolitan background, as representatives of Third World
countries; when literary works like Chinua ... are instances of the postcolonial
exotic, of the global commodification of cultural difference that provides the
subject for ...

Author: Graham Huggan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134576978

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Travel writing, it has been said, helped produce the rest of the world for a Western audience. Could the same be said more recently of postcolonial writing? In The Postcolonial Exotic, Graham Huggan examines some of the processes by which value is attributed to postcolonial works within their cultural field. Using varied methods of analysis, Huggan discusses both the exoticist discourses that run through postcolonial studies, and the means by which postcolonial products are marketed and domesticated for Western consumption. Global in scope, the book takes in everything from: * the latest 'Indo-chic' to the history of the Heinemann African Writers series * from the celebrity stakes of the Booker Prize to those of the US academic star-system *from Canadian multicultural anthologies to Australian 'tourist novels'. This timely and challenging volume points to the urgent need for a more carefully grounded understanding of the processes of production, dissemination and consumption that have surrounded the rapid development of the postcolonial field.

The Postcolonial Gramsci

The crisis of “postcolonialism” or “postcolonial theory” is well known (Loomba;
Yaeger; Miguel). ... Hardt and Antonio Negri's prognosis of the subordination and
eventual demise of the postcolonial nation-state and the rise of a new global
order ...

Author: Neelam Srivastava

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136471464

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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The importance of Antonio Gramsci’s work for postcolonial studies can hardly be exaggerated, and in this volume, contributors situate Gramsci's work in the vast and complex oeuvre of postcolonial studies. Specifically, this book endeavors to reassess the impact on postcolonial studies of the central role assigned by Gramsci to culture and literature in the formation of a truly revolutionary idea of the national—a notion that has profoundly shaped the thinking of both Frantz Fanon and Edward Said. Gramsci, as Iain Chambers has argued, has been instrumental in helping scholars rethink their understanding of historical, political, and cultural struggle by substituting the relationship between tradition and modernity with that of subaltern versus hegemonic parts of the world. Combining theoretical reflections and re-interpretations of Gramsci, the scholars in this collection present comparative geo-cultural perspectives on the meaning of the subaltern, passive revolution, hegemony, and the concept of national-popular culture in order to chart out a political map of the postcolonial through the central focus on Gramsci.

School Reform in a Global Society

4 Schools in a Global Society : From a Family of Nations to a Global Village In the
previous chapter , we investigated postcolonial educational reform . Exhausted
as laborers and resource suppliers , postcolonial governments wanted schools ...

Author: William Edwin Segall

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742524613

Category: Education

Page: 253

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Explores the relations between global wealth and poverty, American and European elites and Third World indigenous societies and the role schools play in the destruction of cultures. This book examines how the dark underside of capitalism, called neoliberalism, is using schools to destroy an American generation.

The Foreign Policies of the Global South

This neglect may be explained by the fact that theorists have predicated the study
of international relations and foreign policy on ontological foundations that
uncritically assume that postcolonial states will inevitably converge with Western

Author: Neale Anne Monks

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781588261755

Category: Political Science

Page: 221

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Seeking to refocus thinking about the behavior of the global south (third world) states in international affairs, this book explores contending explanations of global south foreign policy and strategy. The authors draw on both traditional approaches and newer conceptualizations in foreign policy analysis, contributing to the development of an integrated theoretical framework. Examples from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Arab world enrich the analysis.