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The Postcolonial ContemporaryPolitical Imaginaries for the Global Present$
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Jini Kim Watson and Gary Wilder

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780823280063

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823280063.001.0001

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Thinking the Postcolonial Contemporary

Thinking the Postcolonial Contemporary

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(p.1) Introduction: Thinking the Postcolonial Contemporary
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The Postcolonial Contemporary
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Jini Kim Watson

Gary Wilder

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823280063.003.0001

To invoke the “postcolonial contemporary” is simultaneously to offer a proposition and to raise a question. It is an invitation 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. This introductory essay explores, on the one hand, how new historical situations require different analytic frameworks and, on the other, that grasping the political present requires close attention to historical continuities, repetitions, and reactivations. Neither simply for nor against postcolonialism, the volume seeks to cut across this false alternative. Our aim is to think with postcolonial theory about political contemporaneity.

Keywords:   aftermaths, colonialism, contemporaneity, global south, Imperialism, Marxism, postcolonial theory

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