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Refashioning Futures Criticism after Postcoloniality

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ISBN-10: 0691004862

ISBN-13: 9780691004860

Edition: 1999

Authors: David Scott

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How can we best forge a theoretical practice that directly addresses the struggles of once-colonized countries, many of which face the collapse of both state and society in today's era of economic reform? David Scott argues that recent cultural theories aimed at "deconstructing" Western representations of the non-West have been successful to a point, but that changing realities in these countries require a new approach. InRefashioning Futures,he proposes astrategicpractice of criticism that brings the political more clearly into view in areas of the world where the very coherence of a secular-modern project can no longer be taken for granted. Through a series of linked essays on culture…    
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Book details

List price: $52.50
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 5/30/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction: Criticism after Postcoloniality
Colonial Governmentality
Religion in Colonial Civil Society
The Government of Freedom
Dehistoricizing History
"An Obscure Miracle of Connection"
The Aftermaths of Sovereignty
Community, Number and the Ethos of Democracy
Fanonian Futures?
Coda: After Bandung: From the Politics of Colonial Representation to a Theory of Postcolonial Politics