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Mbembe, Achille 1957-

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On the postcolony by Achille Mbembe( )

40 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 2,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Achille Mbembe is one of the most brilliant theorists of postcolonial studies writing today. In On the Postcolony he profoundly renews our understanding of power and subjectivity in Africa. In a series of provocative essays, Mbembe contests diehard Africanist and nativist perspectives as well as some of the key assumptions of postcolonial theory. This thought-provoking and groundbreaking collection of essays-his first book to be published in English-develops and extends debates first ignited by his well-known 1992 article "Provisional Notes on the Postcolony," in which he developed his notion of the "banality of power" in contemporary Africa. Mbembe reinterprets the meanings of death, utopia, and the divine libido as part of the new theoretical perspectives he offers on the constitution of power. He works with the complex registers of bodily subjectivity - violence, wonder, and laughter - to profoundly contest categories of oppression and resistance, autonomy and subjection, and state and civil society that marked the social theory of the late twentieth century. This provocative book will surely attract attention with its signal contribution to the rich interdisciplinary arena of scholarship on colonial and postcolonial discourse, history, anthropology, philosophy, political science, psychoanalysis, and literary criticism." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/ucal041/00062854.html
Critique of Black reason by Achille Mbembe( Book )

58 editions published between 2013 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eminent critic Achille Mbembe reevaluates history and racism, offering a capacious genealogy of the category of Blackness-from the Atlantic slave trade to the present-to show how the conjoining of the biological fiction of race with definitions of Blackness have been and continue to be used to uphold oppression
Johannesburg : the elusive metropolis( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis is a pioneering effort to insert South Africa's largest city into urban theory, on its own terms. Johannesburg is Africa's premier metropolis. Yet theories of urbanization have cast it as an emblem of irresolvable crisis, the spatial embodiment of unequal economic relations and segregationist policies, and a city that responds to but does not contribute to modernity on the global scale. Complicating and contesting such characterizations, the contributors to this collection reassess classic theories of metropolitan modernity as they explore the experience of 'city-ness' and urban life in post-apartheid South Africa. They portray Johannesburg as a polycentric and international city with a hybrid history that continually permeates the present. Turning its back on rigid rationalities of planning and racial separation, Johannesburg has become a place of intermingling and improvisation, a city that is fast developing its own brand of cosmopolitan culture
Politiques de l'inimitié by Achille Mbembe( )

27 editions published between 2016 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Necropolitics Achille Mbembe, a leader in the new wave of francophone critical theory, theorizes the genealogy of the contemporary world, a world plagued by ever-increasing inequality, militarization, enmity, and terror as well as by a resurgence of racist, fascist, and nationalist forces determined to exclude and kill. He outlines how democracy has begun to embrace its dark side---what he calls its "nocturnal body"--Which is based on the desires, fears, affects, relations, and violence that drove colonialism. This shift has hollowed out democracy, thereby eroding the very values, rights, and freedoms liberal democracy routinely celebrates. As a result, war has become the sacrament of our times in a conception of sovereignty that operates by annihilating all those considered enemies of the state. Despite his dire diagnosis, Mbembe draws on post-Foucauldian debates on biopolitics, war, and race as well as Fanon's notion of care as a shared vulnerability to explore how new conceptions of the human that transcend humanism might come to pass. These new conceptions would allow us to encounter the Other not as a thing to exclude but as a person with whom to build a more just world."
De la postcolonie : essai sur l'imagination politique dans l'Afrique contemporaine by Achille Mbembe( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2020 in French and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Désormais classique dans le monde anglophone, ce livre est une puissante contribution à la critique de la tyrannie et de l’autoritarisme, cette facette inavouée et longtemps réprimée de notre modernité tardive.Achille Mbembe interroge la manière dont les formations sociales issues de la colonisation s’efforcèrent, alors que les politiques néolibérales d’austérité accentuaient leur crise de légitimité, de forger un style de commandement hybride et baroque, marqué par la prédation des corps, une violence carnavalesque et une relation symbiotique entre dominants et dominés. À ces formations et à ce style de commandement, il donne le nom de postcolonie.Si l’anthropologie, l’histoire et la science politique y ont leur place, cette réflexion est avant tout d’ordre esthétique, car elle porte sur la stylistique du pouvoir. Elle tire son inspiration de l’écriture romanesque et de la musique africaine du dernier quart du XXe siècle. En allant à la rencontre de la création artistique et des esprits des morts, ce texte montre que dans des espaces apparemment voués au néant et à la négation gisent des possibilités insoupçonnées, celles-là mêmes qui permettent de ressusciter le langage."--Page 4 de la couverture
Le Politique par le bas en Afrique noire : contributions à une problématique de la démocratie by Jean-François Bayart( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in French and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Necropolitics by Achille Mbembe( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2019 in English and Spanish and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author, a leader in the new wave of francophone critical theory, theorizes the genealogy of the contemporary world, a world plagued by ever-increasing inequality, militarization, enmity, and terror as well as by a resurgence of racist, fascist, and nationalist forces determined to exclude and kill. He outlines how democracy has begun to embrace its dark side--what he calls its "nocturnal body"--which is based on the desires, fears, affects, relations, and violence that drove colonialism. This shift has hollowed out democracy, thereby eroding the very values, rights, and freedoms liberal democracy routinely celebrates. As a result, war has become the sacrament of our times in a conception of sovereignty that operates by annihilating all those considered enemies of the state. Despite his dire diagnosis, Mbembe draws on post-Foucauldian debates on biopolitics, war, and race as well as Fanon's notion of care as a shared vulnerability to explore how new conceptions of the human that transcend humanism might come to pass. These new conceptions would allow us to encounter the Other not as a thing to exclude but as a person with whom to build a more just world
Afriques indociles : christianisme, pouvoir et Etat en société postcoloniale by Achille Mbembe( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in French and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sortir de la grande nuit essai sur l'Afrique décolonisée by Achille Mbembe( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in French and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Achille Mbembe montre que de nouvelles sociétés africaines sont en train de naître, réalisant leur synthèse sur le mode du réassemblage, de la redistribution des différences entre soi et les autres, et de la circulation des hommes et des cultures. Il décrypte les mutations africaines et les confronte aux évolutions des sociétés postcoloniales européennes. La France décolonisa sans se décoloniser
Decolonisation in universities : the politics of knowledge by Jonathan D Jansen( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What exactly is decolonisation? This volume brings together the most innovative thinking on curriculum theory to address an urgent question for scholars and teachers alike. Critical questions are raised: Is decolonisation simply a slogan representing a variety of concerns? What is the colonial legacy and can it be undone?
Ausgang aus der langen Nacht Versuch über ein entkolonisiertes Afrika by Achille Mbembe( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La naissance du maquis dans le Sud-Cameroun, 1920-1960 : histoire des usages de la raison en colonie by Achille Mbembe( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keywords : experience( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les jeunes et l'ordre politique en Afrique noire by Achille Mbembe( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in French and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin 1885 : la ruée sur l'Afrique = the scramble for Africa( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the first international conference on Africa, which established its division amongst the European powers, and created Congo as a personal possession of the Belgian king. Both a reenactment and a documentary
On private indirect government by Achille Mbembe( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and French and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexe, race & colonies by Pascal Blanchard( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in French and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reposant sur plus de mille peintures, illustrations, photographies et objets répartis sur six siècles d'histoire au creuset de tous les empires coloniaux, depuis les conquistadors, en passant par les systèmes esclavagistes, notamment aux États-Unis, et jusqu'aux décolonisations, ce livre s'attache à une histoire complexe et taboue. Une histoire dont les traces sont toujours visibles de nos jours, dans les enjeux postcoloniaux, les questions migratoires ou le métissage des identités. C'est le récit d'une fascination et d'une violence multiforme. C'est aussi la révélation de l'incroyable production d'images qui ont fabriqué le regard exotique et les fantasmes de l'Occident. Projet inédit tant par son ambition éditoriale, que par sa volonté de rassembler les meilleurs spécialistes internationaux, l'objectif de Sexe, race & colonies est de dresser un panorama complet de ce passé oublié et ignoré, en suivant pas à pas ce long récit de la domination des corps."--Page 4 of cover
Penser et écrire l'Afrique aujourd'hui by Penser et écrire l'Afrique aujourd'hui( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black letters: from darkness to light - it was under this title that Alain Mabanckou pronounced, on March 17, 2016, his inaugural lesson as a visiting professor at the Collège de France, a lesson that saw jostling more than a thousand listeners. Confirmed by this echo, Alain Mabanckou beat the reminder of the researchers, writers and thinkers of postcolonial Africa, inviting them to come and debate on the theme Think and write Africa today. It is the proceedings of this symposium, dated May 2, 2016, that we publish, the interventions of 19 participants from all fields of knowledge and creative writing. The deep wish is that this symposium "resounds as a call to the advent of African Studies in France". This is one way of questioning "the delay France has made in the place to be given to postcolonial studies, while in America almost all universities have recognized them and regard them as one of the most dynamic fields of research and The most promising.--Translation of page 4 by Seuil : http://www.seuil.com/ouvrage/penser-et-ecrire-l-afrique-aujourd-hui-alain-mabanckou/9782021346664
Oeuvres by Frantz Fanon( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frantz Fanon, born in Martinique in 1925, died in Washington in 1961, psychiatrist and anti-colonial activist, left a work that, half a century later, retains an astonishing topicality and is increasingly spread throughout the world. Chief medical officer at the psychiatric hospital of Blida (Algeria) from 1953 onwards, he is confronted with the effects of the situation of "systematic dehumanization" of the "natives". This led him very quickly to join the struggle of the National Liberation Front which engaged in November 1954 the "war of liberation" of Algeria. Two years later, he resigned from his post and joined the FLN in Tunis, where he collaborated with the newspaper El Moudjahid, before being carried away, on 6 December 1961, by leukemia at the age of thirty-six. His lightning trajectory is marked by the publication of three major books: Black Skin, White Masks (Seuil, 1952), The An V of the Algerian Revolution (Maspero, 1959), The Damned of the Earth (Maspero, 1961). And in 1964, François Maspero published a collection of some of his political texts, under the title Pour la révolution africaine . It is these four works that compile this volume, supplemented by a preface by the historian Achille Mbembe and an introduction by the philosopher Magali Bessone. The Damned of the Earth (Maspero, 1961). And in 1964, François Maspero published a collection of some of his political texts, under the title Pour la révolution africaine . It is these four works that compile this volume, supplemented by a preface by the historian Achille Mbembe and an introduction by the philosopher Magali Bessone. The Damned of the Earth (Maspero, 1961). And in 1964, François Maspero published a collection of some of his political texts, under the title Pour la révolution africaine . It is these four works that compile this volume, supplemented by a preface by the historian Achille Mbembe and an introduction by the philosopher Magali Bessone.--Translation of page 4 of cover by La Découverte: http://www.editionsladecouverte.fr/catalogue/index-Oeuvres-9782707169709.html
Le grand repli by Nicolas Bancel( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce livre est d'abord une réaction au processus qui mène la France au bord de l'abîme, sur fond d'angoisses identitaires et de nostalgie de grandeur. Comment en est-on arrivé là? À cette fragmentation de la société, à ces tensions intercommunautaires, au ressac effrayant de l'antisémitisme, du rejet de l'islam et de la haine de soi? Comment en est-on arrivé à une logique de repli généralisée? Comment la France a-t-elle pu céder en quelques années à la hantise d'un ennemi intérieur et au rejet de l'immigration? Comment expliquer les blocages de la mémoire collective sur la colonisation ou l'esclavage? Certes, nous ne sommes plus au " bon temps des colonies ", mais certains ont la nostalgie de cet " ordre impérial ", revendiqué comme l'idéal d'une " France blanche ". Et le mythe du " grand remplacement " va de pair désormais avec le fantasme du " grand départ " des immigrés issus des pays non européens et de leurs enfants. Nous en sommes là! Il est grand temps de réagir. [Source : éditeur]
 
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On the postcolony
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Johannesburg : the elusive metropolisKeywords : experienceOn private indirect government
Alternative Names
Achille Mbembe Cameroonian political scientist

Achille Mbembe eolaí polaitíochta Camarúnach

Achille Mbembe filosofo camerunese

Achille Mbembe filosoof uit Kameroen

Achille Mbembe kamerunischer Politikwissenschaftler

Achille Mbembe kamerunsk filosof

Achille Mbembe kamerunský politolog a historik

Achille Mbembe politólogo camerunés

Mbembe, A. 1957-

Mbembe, A. (Achille)

Mbembe, A. (Achille), 1957-

Mbembe Achille

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Mbembé, J. -A.

Mbembé, J.-A 1957-

Mbembe J. Achille

Mbembe, Joseph A. 1957-

Mbembe , Joseph Achille

Mbembe, Joseph-Achille 1957-

اشيل مبيمبى

أشيل مبيمبي عالم سياسة كاميروني

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Languages
French (124)

English (118)

German (26)

Spanish (14)

Italian (5)

Polish (2)

Slovenian (1)

Portuguese (1)

Arabic (1)

Dutch (1)