The Postcolonial Aura

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Dirlik's "brilliant insights into the transformation of mentalities and sensibilities of intellectuals--both Western and diasporic--are expressed in a lucid and graceful mode of argumentation accessible to scholars and lay readers alike" (Epifanio San Juan, Jr., Bowling Green State University).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813332499
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 12/19/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 0.61 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Arif Dirlik is professor of history at Duke University.
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Postcoloniality and the Perspective of History 1
2 Culturalism as Hegemonic Ideology and Liberating Practice 23
3 The Postcolonial Aura: Third World Criticism in the Age of Global Capitalism 52
4 The Global in the Local 84
5 Chinese History and the Question of Orientalism 105
6 There Is More in the Rim than Meets the Eye: Thoughts on the "Pacific Idea" 129
7 Three Worlds or One, or Many? The Reconfiguration of Global Relations Under Contemporary Capitalism 146
8 Postcolonial or Postrevolutionary? The Problem of History in Postcolonial Criticism 163
9 The Postmodernization of Production and Its Organization: Flexible Production, Work and Culture 186
10 The Past as Legacy and Project: Postcolonial Criticism in the Perspective of Indigenous Historicism 220
About the Book and Author 245
Index 247
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