Marxism, Modernity and Postcolonial Studies / Edition 1

Marxism, Modernity and Postcolonial Studies / Edition 1

by Crystal Bartolovich, Neil Lazarus, Timothy Brennan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521890594

ISBN-13: 9780521890595

Pub. Date: 08/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521890595
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
Cultural Margins Series , #11
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Crystal Bartolovich; Part I. Eurocentrism, 'The West', and the World: 1. The rise of East Asia and the withering away of the interstate system Giovanni Arrighi; 2. The fetish of 'the West' in postcolonial studies Neil Lazarus; 3. The Eurocentric Marx and Engles and other related myths August Nimtz; 4. Karl Marx, Eurocentrism, and the 1857 revolt in British India Pranav Jani; Part II. Locating Modernity: 5. Liberation theory: variations on themes of Marxism and modernity Benita Parry; 6. Misplaced ideas? Locating and dislocating Ireland in colonial and postcolonial studies Joe Cleary; 7. Sex, space and modernity in the work of Rashid Jahan, Angareywali Priya Gopal; 8. Was there a time before race? Capitalist modernity and the origins of racism Helen Scott; Part III. Marxism, Postcolonial Studies and 'Theory': 9. Postcolonialism and the problematic of uneven development E. San Juan; 10. Marxism, postcolonialism and The Eighteenth Brumaire Neil Larsen; 11. Postcolonial studies between the European wars: an intellectual history Timothy Brennan; 12. Adorno, authenticity, critique Keya Ganguly.

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