Making a World after Empire The Bandung Moment and Its Political Afterlives

ISBN-10: 0896802779
ISBN-13: 9780896802773
Edition: 2010
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 7/6/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

In April 1955, twenty-nine countries from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East came together for a diplomatic conference in Bandung, Indonesia, intending to define the direction of the postcolonial world. Representing approximately two-thirds of the worldrs"s population, the Bandung conference occurred during a key moment of transition in the mid-twentieth century-amid the global wave of decolonization that took place after the Second World War and the nascent establishment of a new cold war world order. Conference participants such as Jawaharlal Nehru of India, Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt, Zhou Enlai of China, and President Sukarno of Indonesia seized this occasion of change to attempt the creation of a political alternative to the dual threats of Western neocolonialism and the cold war interventionism of the United States and the Soviet Union. This collection of essays speaks to contemporary discussions of empire and decolonization and explores the precursors and afterlives of the Bandung moment.Making a World after Empirereestablishes the conferencers"s importance in the global history of the twentieth century.

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Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction: Between a Moment and an Era: The Origins and Afterlives of Bandung
Framings: Concepts, Politics, History
The Legacies of Bandung: Decolonization and the Politics of Culture
Contested Hegemony: The Great War and the Afro-Asian Assault on the Civilizing Mission
Modeling States and Sovereignty: Postcolonial Constitutions in Asia and Africa
Alignments and Nonalignments: Movements, Projects, Outcomes
Feminism, Solidarity, and Identity in the Age of Bandung: Third World Women in the Egyptian Women's Press
Radio Cairo and the Decolonization of East Africa, 1953-64
Mao in Zanzibar: Nationalism, Discipline, and the (De)Construction of Afro-Asian Solidarities
Working Ahead of Time: Labor and Modernization during the Construction of the TAZARA Railway, 1968-86
Tricontinentalism in Question: The Cold War Politics of Alex La Guma and the African National Congress
The Present: Predicaments, Practices, Speculation
China's Engagement with Africa: Scope, Significance, and Consequences
Superpower Osama: Symbolic Discourse the Indian Ocean Region after the Cold War
Epilogue: The Sodalities of Bandung: Toward a Critical 21st-century History
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Index

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