Postcolonialism, Posthumanism and Political Ontology

Postcolonialism, Posthumanism and Political Ontology

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This book brings together emerging insights from across the humanities and social sciences to highlight how postcolonial studies are being transformed by alternative, increasingly influential and radical approaches to nature, politics, matter, subjectivity and human agency. This book examines how postcolonialism is renewing itself to meet the theoretical and empirical demands of a more-than-human world. Postcolonial research needs to critically engage with radical transitions suggested by the ontological turn and its related posthumanist developments. This is the first book to trace critical implications and potentials of political ecology and posthumanism for diverse forms of postcolonial critique. Analysis is developed through international, critical and empirical cases that include city spaces and urbanism in the Global North and South, food politics and colonial land use, cultural representation, nation building, the Anthropocene, materiality and indigenous world views. This theoretically and conceptually rich book proposes new trajectories through which postcolonial scholarship can more

Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 b/w images, 2 halftones and 1 line drawing
  • 1138920908
  • 9781138920903

About Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson, Senior Lecturer in Postcolonial Geographies, University of Bristol, more

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Postcolonialism in Transition with Political Ontology and Posthumanism Mark Jackson 2. Ordinary Futures: Geontologies in the Anthropocene Elizabeth DeLoughrey 3. Life Projects and the Anthropocene: Indigeneity as A-human Practices of Worlding Mario Blaser 4. Ontological Multiplicity and Postcolonial Environments: Decolonising Palawan Indigenous Land Claims and the Ethics of Recognition Noah Theriault 5. Re-thinking the Nature-Cultures of Modern Statehood and Territory: Nauru's Existential Precarity and niversalizing Otherness Cait Storr 6. Decolonising by design?: Food sovereignty, permaculture and agro-ecology in Central America Naomi Millner 7. Unsettling the Urban Geographies and Political Ontologies of Settler-Cities: Aporetic encounters with decolonization Delacey Tedesco 8. All made of stone and steel and wallowing in the mire? The motif of coloniality in the metropolitan spaces of Yangon and Jakarta Lisa Tilly 9. Fruit of the Cyclone: Mobilisations of the nonhuman in postcolonial literature Angela Last 10. Embodied and disembodied biopolitics in Rasanayagam's Last Riot: postcolonial aesthetics and linguistic cartographies in political theatre' Chitra Jayathilake 11. Immanent Comparisons: the worldly and the inhuman in the filmic sensorium of Apichatpong Weerasethakul Carlo Bonura 12. Afterwardshow more