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Politics and Post-Colonial Theory

African Inflections

By Pal Ahluwalia

Routledge – 2000 – 176 pages

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Description

This groundbreaking book makes sense of the complexities and dynamics of post-colonial politics, illustrating how post-colonial theory has marginalised a huge part of its constituency, namely Africa.

Politics and Post-Colonial Theory traces how African identity has been constituted and reconstituted by examining issues such as:

* negritude

* the rise of nationalism

* decolonisation.

The book also questions how helpful post-colonial analysis can be in understanding the complexities which define institutions including:

* the nation-state

* civil society

* human rights

* citizenship.

Politics and Post-colonial Theory bravely breaks down disciplinary boundaries. Its radical vision will be essential reading for all those engaged in Politics, post-colonial studies and African studies.

Contents

Introduction 1. "Negritude and Nativism": In Search of Identity 2. Decolonisation and National Liberation 3. Modernity and the Problem of the Nation-State 4. Striving for Democratisation: The Complexities of Civil Society and Human Rights 5. Citizenship, Subjectivity and the Crisis of Modernity 6. Globalisation and Post-Colonialism: Towards the Reconstitution of Identity 7. Conclusion

Author Bio

Pal Ahluwalia is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Adelaide. He has written extensively on African Politics and post-colonial theory. His most recent publication, with Bill Ashcroft, is Edward Said: The Paradox of Identity, also published by Routledge.

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Description: By Pal Ahluwalia. This groundbreaking book makes sense of the complexities and dynamics of post-colonial politics, illustrating how post-colonial theory has marginalised a huge part of its constituency, namely Africa.Politics and Post-Colonial Theory traces how African...
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