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Refashioning Futures : Criticism after Postcoloniality.

Author: David Scott
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2001.
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How can we best forge a theoretical practice that directly addresses the struggles of once-colonized countries, many of which face the collapse of both state and society in today's era of economic reform? David Scott argues that recent cultural theories aimed at "deconstructing" Western representations of the non-West have been successful to a point, but that changing realities in these countries require a new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Scott, David.
Refashioning Futures : Criticism after Postcoloniality.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2001
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Scott
ISBN: 9781400823062 1400823064
OCLC Number: 705527072
Description: 1 online resource (248 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; PRINCETON STUDIES IN CULTURE/POWER/HISTORY.

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How can we best forge a theoretical practice that directly addresses the struggles of once-colonized countries, many of which face the collapse of both state and society in today's era of economic reform? David Scott argues that recent cultural theories aimed at "deconstructing" Western representations of the non-West have been successful to a point, but that changing realities in these countries require a new approach. In Refashioning Futures, he proposes a strategic practice of criticism that brings the political more clearly into view in areas of the world where the very coherence of a secu.

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