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by Crystal Bartolovich,Neil Lazarus

What is the relationship between Marxism and postcolonial thought? Can a revolutionary European ideology be an emancipatory intellectual tool in the post-imperial world? Or, in sites where European thought is often treated with suspicion, does it repeat distrusted legacies and epistemologies? This collection is the first systematic attempt to provide an overview of this collision. An international cast of contributors challenge the elision of Marxist thought in the debate on what the term "postcolonial" actually entails. The volume is essential reading for all engaged in postcolonial and cultural studies.
Download Marxism, Modernity and Postcolonial Studies (Cultural Margins) epub
ISBN: 0521813670
ISBN13: 978-0521813679
Category: Literature
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Author: Crystal Bartolovich,Neil Lazarus
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (September 23, 2002)
Pages: 300 pages
ePUB size: 1332 kb
FB2 size: 1898 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 481
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A disappointing book that I picked up for the essays by Parry (liberation theory) and Brennan (a curious "alternative history" of postcolonial studies), which were OK but not fantastic, and overall the book is dominated by straw-man arguments about postcolonial theory, squarely located within European epistemology. The introduction, ironically, suggests that "there needs to be a productive dialogue between Marxism and postcolonial studies", yet the examples of postcolonial studies mentioned in the book, such as Spivak, have of course given serious and detailed readings of Marx that are not taken particularly seriously here. More to the point, the entire tone is one of "debunking" and not at all exciting. If you're grumpy with all those postcolonial theorists supposedly taking over everything and you want to have arguments with them, or just make yourself feel better about liking your Adorno books more, this might be useful to you.
Lahorns Gods
This is an incredibly insightful and thought-provoking critique of postcolonial studies. I can't imagine how someone who reads the pieces by Brennan, Lazarus, Jani and Scott in this book can come away with a negative review. Buy this book and read it. (Especially if you're fed up with the moronic navel-gazing of much of postcolonial theory.)