240 pages | 4 B/W Illus.
This book investigates the interconnections between populism and neoliberalism through the lens of postcolonialism. Its primary focus is to build a distinct understanding of the concept of populism as a political movement in the 21st century, interwoven with the lasting effects of colonialism.
This volume particularly aims to fill the gap in the current literature by establishing a clear-cut connection between populism and postcolonialism. It sees populism as a contemporary and collective political response to the international crisis of the nation-state’s limited capacity to deal with the burst of global capitalism into everyday life. Writings on Kenya, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Italy, France and Argentina offer regional perspectives which, in turn, provide the reader with a deepened global view of the main features of the multiple and complex relations between postcoloniality and populism.
This book will be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists as well as post graduate students who are interested in the problem of populism in the days of post-colonialism.
List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgements; List of Contributors; Introduction: Populism and Postcoloniality: geopolitical experiences; 1. Populism, religion and the many faces of colonialism: ongoing struggles for "the people"; 2. Parody, satire and the rise of populism under postcolonial criticism: a French and an Italian case; 3. Neoliberalism and Populism in Argentina: Kirchnerism and Macrism as the two side of the same coin; 4. VOX OF WHOM? An approximation through discourse analysis and study of the profile of its social base of Vox; 5. From Jorge Eliécer Gaitán to Alvaro Uribe: a brief exploration of populism in Colombia; 6. The Social Question in the 21st century: a critique of the coloniality of social policies; 7. Losing the Battle to Take Back Control? Clashing Conceptions of Democracy in the Debate about Brexit; 8. Populism and neoliberalism in Chile; 9. The game of disillusion: social movements and populism in Italy; 10. Intercultural critical reflections on postcolonialist-decolonialist and populist theories from Latin America and Ecuador; 11. Populism: the highest stage of neoliberalism of the 21st century?; Index
This series offers a forum for original and innovative research that explores the changing contexts, emerging potentials, and challenges to postcolonial studies. Postcolonial studies across the social sciences and humanities are in a period of transition and innovation. From the question of the environment and ecological politics, to the development of new theoretical frameworks, to attempts to innovate around the importance of political critique during expanding imperialisms, enclosures, and global violences against people and place, postcolonial studies are never more relevant and, at the same time, challenged. This series seeks to host and so draw into focus emerging inter- and transdisciplinary conversations about the changing contexts and demands of new postcolonial research. Titles within the series range from empirical investigations to theoretical engagements. Authors are scholars working in overlapping fields including human geography, politics, anthropology, literary studies, indigenous studies, development studies, sociology, political ecology, international relations, art and aesthetics, science, technology and media studies, and urban studies. The series seeks to engage with a series of key debates about how new postcolonial landscapes, and new empirical and conceptual terrains are changing the scope, remit, and responsibilities of postcolonial critique. Topics include: the Anthropocene; food studies; comparative urbanisms; mobilities; identity and new political processes; global justice and protest movements; experimental methodology; neo-liberalising governance and governmentality; the commons and new public spaces; violence and new sites of enclosure; the aesthetics, writing, and translation of alterity; territoriality, cosmopolitanism and comparative ontology; digital technologies and mediatised cultures of translation; material and scientific politics; and policy formations. This series provides, then, a forum for cutting edge research and new theoretical perspectives that reflect emerging currents being undertaken around new forms of postcolonial analysis.
This series is aimed at upper-level undergraduates, research students and academics, appealing to scholars from a range of academic fields including human geography, sociology, politics and broader interdisciplinary fields of social sciences, arts and humanities.