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The Postcolonial Contemporary: Political Imaginaries for the Global Present

Jini Kim Watson and Gary Wilder

Abstract

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 postcolonial criticism can adequately grasp it. Neither simply for nor against postcolonialism, the volume seeks to cut across this false alternative, and to think with postcolonial theory about political contemporaneity. Many of the most influential frameworks of postcolonial theory were developed during the 1970s and 1990s, during what we may now recognize as the twilight of the postwar period. I ... More

Keywords: aftermaths, colonialism, contemporaneity, global intellectual history, global south, Imperialism, Marxism, postcolonial theory, postcolonialism, theory from the south

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780823280063
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823280063.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jini Kim Watson, editor
New York University

Gary Wilder, editor
City University of New York

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