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The Postcolonial Aura

Third World Criticism In The Age Of Global Capitalism, 1st Edition

By Arif Dirlik


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The essays in this volume range from questions of cultural self-representation in China to more general problems of reconceptualizing global relationships in response to contemporary changes. Although the new era of global capitalism calls for the remapping of global relations, such remapping must be informed both by a grasp of contemporary structu

Table of Contents

Preface -- Credits -- Introduction: Postcoloniality and the Perspective of History -- Culturalism as Hegemonic Ideology and Liberating Practice -- The Postcolonial Aura: Third World Criticism in the Age of Global Capitalism -- The Global in the Local -- Chinese History and the Question of Orientalism -- There Is More in the Rim than Meets the Eye: Thoughts on the "Pacific Idea" -- Three Worlds or One, or Many? The Reconfiguration of Global Relations Under Contemporary Capitalism -- Postcolonial or Postrevolutionary? The Problem of History in Postcolonial Criticism -- The Postmodernization of Production and Its Organization: Flexible Production, Work and Culture -- The Past as Legacy and Project: Postcolonial Criticism in the Perspective of Indigenous Historicism

About the Author

Arif Dirlik is professor of history at Duke University.

Subject Categories

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General