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Postcolonial Contemporary : Political Imaginaries for the Global Present.

Author: Jini Kim Watson
Publisher: Fordham University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jini Kim Watson
ISBN: 9780823280070 0823280071
OCLC Number: 1042905034
Description: 352 pages
Contents: Introduction: Thinking the Postcolonial ContemporaryJini Kim Watson and Gary Wilder 1. Foucault, Fanon, Intellectuals, RevolutionsAnthony C. Alessandrini 2. When Revolution Is Not Enough: Tracing the Limits of Black Radicalism in Dionne Brand's Chronicles of the Hostile Sun and In Another Place, Not HereLaurie R. Lambert 3. Mysterious Moves of Revolution: Spectres of Black Power, Futures of PostcolonialitySharad Chari 4. Reading Du Bois's Revelation: Radical Humanism and Black Atlantic CriticismGary Wilder 5. De-provincializing Anticaste Thought: A Genealogy of Ambedkar's DalitAnupama Rao 6. The Postcolonial Avant-Garde and the Claim to Futurity: Edwar al-Kharrat's Ethics of Tentative InnovationAdam Spanos 7. Neither Greek nor Indian: Space, Nation and, History in River of Fire and the Mermaid MadonnaSadia Abbas 8. For a Marxist Theory of Waste: Seven RemarksVinay Gidwani9. Goolarabooloo Futures: Mining and Aborigines in North-West AustraliaStephen Muecke 10. Buenos Aires' La Salada's Market and Plebeian CitizenshipCarlos A. Forment 11. The Speed of Place and the Space of Time: Toward a Theory of Postcolonial Velo/cityPeter Hitchcock 12. The Wrong Side of History: Anachronism and AuthoritarianismJini Kim Watson List of Contributors Acknowledgments Index


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