The Postcolonial Challenge
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The Postcolonial Challenge : Towards Alternative Worlds

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"An outstanding contribution to our understanding of postcolonial theory and its engagement with significant changes within the contemporary world. Couze Venn forces us to rethink the very parameters of the post-colonial and suggests a new political economy for post-modern times. This critical engagement opens up the possibility to reimagine the world from its current narrow European strictures to a world full of alternative possibilities and modernities... This is a timely and ground breaking book that contributes to a much needed reconceptualisation of the postcolony".

- Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Goldsmiths, University of London




What is postcolonial studies? What are its achievements, strengths and weaknesses? This ground breaking book offers an essential guide to one of the most important issues of our time, with special emphasis on neo-liberalism within world poverty and the 'third world'. It clarifies:




The territory of postcolonial studies
How identity and postcolonialism relate
The ties between postcolonialism and modernity
New perspectives in the light of recent geo-political events
Potential future developments in the subject.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 18.03mm | 480g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • 0761971610
  • 9780761971610

Table of contents

Rethinking the Scope of the Postcolonial
Modernity, Modernization and the Postcolonial Present
Questions of Identity and Agency
Towards a Postcolonial Political Economy
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About Couze Venn

Couze Venn is Reader in Cultural Studies at the `Theory, Culture and Society Centre', Nottingham Trent University
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