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Postcolonial theory and the specter of capital

Author: Vivek Chibber
Publisher: London : Verso, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A provocative intellectual assault on the Subalternists' foundational work.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vivek Chibber
ISBN: 9781844679775 1844679772 9781844679768 1844679764
OCLC Number: 783163488
Description: xii, 306 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Postcolonial theory and subaltern studies --
Dominance without hegemony : the argument explained --
Dominance without hegemony : the argument assessed --
Dominance without hegemony : the argument in context --
Capital's universalizing tendency --
Capital, abstract labor, and difference --
Culture, interests, and agency --
Interests and the other universalism --
The (non)problem of historicism --
The nation unmoored --
Conclusion: Subaltern studies as ideology.
Responsibility: Vivek Chibber.

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