Postcolonialism and Postsocialism in Fiction and Art: Resistance and Re-existence

Postcolonialism and Postsocialism in Fiction and Art: Resistance and Re-existence

by Madina Tlostanova

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319839455
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 06/08/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Madina Tlostanova is Professor of Postcolonial Feminism at Linkoping University, Sweden. The author of Gender Epistemologies and Eurasian Borderlands (2010) and Learning to Unlearn: Decolonial Reflection from Eurasia and the Americas (co-authored with Walter Mignolo, 2012), Tlostanova focuses on non-Western feminism, postcolonial and decolonial thought, and postsocialist studies.

Table of Contents


Prologue.- Introduction. A leap into the void?.- 1. How to disengage from the coloniality of perception.- 2. Decolonial art in Eurasian borderlands.- 3. Decolonizing the museum.- 4. Postsocialist/Postcolonial tempo-localities.- 5. Tricksters, Jesters, Qalandars.- 6. Coloniality of memory at the postcolonial/postsocialist juncture.- Afterword. An open finale.- Bibliography.

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“Madina Tlostanova’s Postcolonialism and Postsocialism in Fiction and Art is a bold and timely account of why any critical understanding of the postsocialist condition and its relationship to the postcolonial world must contend with Soviet modernity as a twin (if failed) project of Western modernity. This immaculately researched engagement with the art, fiction, cinema and theater of the former Soviet Union and the ex-Soviet colonies in Central Asia and the Caucasus demonstrates the breathtaking range of subversive and emancipatory practices that have created a decolonial “community of sense.” By centering on decolonial aesthesis a part of the world that has been neglected in much of the existing literature on postcolonialism and postsocialism, Tlostanova has made a vital contribution to how we understand global coloniality and decolonial praxis.” (Neda Atanasoski, Associate Professor, Department of Feminist Studies, University of California Santa Cruz, USA)

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