Beyond Postcolonial Theory
By (author) E. San Juan
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Beyond Postcolonial Theory by E. San Juan
Book DescriptionOpposing the orthodoxies of establishment post-colonialism, Beyond Post-Colonial Theory posits acts of resistance and subversion by people of colour as central to the unfolding dialogue with Western hegemony. In this volume, acclaimed scholar E. San Juan, Jr. questions the various clich?that stereotype 'third world' cultures. The testimonies and signifying practices of Rigoberta Menchu, C.L.R. James, various 'minority' writers in the United States, and intellectuals from Africa, Latin America, and Asia are counterposed against the dogmas of contingency, borderland nomadism, panethnicity, and the ideology of identity politics and transcultural postmodern pastiche. Reappropriating ideas from Gramsci, Bakhtin, Althusser, Freire, and others in the radical democratic tradition, San Juan deploys them to recover the memory of national liberation struggles (Fanon, Cabral, Che Guevara) on the face of the triumphal march of globalized capitalism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312224783
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 23-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author E. San Juan
U.S. Imperialism and Revolution in the Philippines, Hardback (July 2008)
Offers the first history of the Filipinos in the United States, focusing on the significance of the Moro people's struggle for self-determination.
Racial Formations, Critical Transformations, Paperback (April 1994)» View all books by E. San Juan
Deploying the resources of critical theory, semiotics, and historical analysis, the author offers a global critique of multiculturalism, ethnicity-based social studies, orthodox Marxism, and post-modern approaches from the perspective of the struggles of people of colour for representation and self-determination.
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Author Biography - E. San Juan
E. SAN JUAN, Jr. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Comparative Cultures at Washington State University and is author of the prize-winning Racial/Formations/Critical Formations as well as Hegemony and Strategies of Transgression and The Philippine Temptation.
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