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The politics of postcolonialism : empire, nation and resistance / Rumina Sethi
Bib ID 5514140
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Sethi, Rumina
 
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Description London : Pluto, 2011 
ix, 181 p. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 9780745323640
0745323642
9780745323633
0745323634
Summary

"Returning to the origins of the discipline, Rumina Sethi identifies postcolonial studies as a tool for political protest and activism among people of the third world. Using a sophisticated mix of spatial theory and local politics, she examines the uneven terrain of contemporary anti-capitalism and political upsurges in Africa, Asia and Latin America, exploring postcolonial politics, dissent and resistance. Her analysis shows that as the traditional means of direct political control have largely lost their hold, postcolonial cultures, now dominated by neoliberalism, are seeking fresh ways to express their discontent. This original and persuasive work frees the discipline from its current preoccupation with hybridity and multiculturalism, giving students of politics, cultural studies and international relations a new perspective on postcolonialism"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of cover.

Full contents
  • Postcolonialism and its discontents : an introduction
  • The end of the nation?
  • Globalization and protest
  • United States and postcolonialism
  • Conclusion : new directions.
 
Notes

Formerly CIP.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 154-168) and index.

Subjects Protest movements -- Africa.  |  Protest movements -- Asia.  |  Protest movements -- Latin America.  |  Postcolonialism.  |  Africa -- Politics and government -- 1960-  |  Asia -- Politics and government -- 1945-  |  Latin America -- Politics and government -- 1980-
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