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Unthinking mastery : dehumanism and decolonial entanglements

Author: Julietta Singh
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Challenges a core, fraught dimension of geopolitical, cultural, and scholarly endeavor: the drive toward mastery over the self and others. Drawing on postcolonial theory, queer theory, new materialism, and animal studies, the author traces how pervasive the concept of mastery has been to modern politics and anticolonial movements. The author juxtaposes destructive uses of mastery, such as the colonial domination of  Read more...
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Singh, Julietta, 1976-
Unthinking mastery.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017021286
Named Person: J M Coetzee; Mahāśvetā Debī; Indra Sinha; Jamaica Kincaid; J M Coetzee; Mahāśvetā Debī; Indra Sinha; Jamaica Kincaid; J M Coetzee; Jamaica Kincaid; Mahāśvetā Debī; Indra Sinha
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julietta Singh
ISBN: 9780822369226 0822369222 9780822369394 0822369397
OCLC Number: 1027563241
Description: xi, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: reading against mastery --
Decolonizing mastery --
The language of mastery --
Posthumanitarian fictions --
Humanimal dispossessions --
Cultivating discomfort --
Coda: surviving mastery.
Responsibility: Julietta Singh.

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Julietta Singh challenges the drive toward the mastery over self and others by showing how the forms of self-mastery advocated by anticolonial thinkers like Fanon and Gandhi unintentionally  Read more...

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"Singh's work stands out in its truly transdisciplinary approach and simultaneous mobilization of feminist, posthuman, and decolonial thought." -- Justyna Poary-Wybranowska * Contemporary Women's Read more...

 
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