The Postcolonial Challenge
Towards Alternative Worlds
By (author) Couze Venn
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Postcolonial Challenge by Couze Venn
Book Description'Couze Venn's book makes 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. Venn's book adds a new dimension to the scholarly literature on postcolonial studies with the suggestion that such a rethinking is transmodern - properly postcolonial and postoccidental. As such, it is an extended meditation and development of his Occidentalism. This is a timely and ground breaking book that contributes to a much needed reconceptualisation of the postcolony' - Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Goldsmiths College, 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. Lucid, comprehensive and accessible the book offers students and scholars a one-stop guide to one of the most important issues of our time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761971627
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Couze Venn
Inequality, Poverty, Education, Hardback (February 2014)
This book challenges the practice of exclusion by uncovering its roots in 19th century social and educational policy targeting poor children. Revealing a hidden history of exclusion, this analysis exposes the connections between the state, the education system and social policy, and opens a space for radical alternatives.
Occidentalism, Paperback (December 2000)» View all books by Couze Venn
Drawing on the work of Derrida, Foucault, Levinas and Ricouer, this book proposes that the question of postmodernity is inseparable from that of postcolonialism. It maps out a new geneaology of the birth of the modern and suggests a new way of grounding the idea of an emancipation of being.
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Author Biography - Couze Venn
Couze Venn is Reader in Cultural Studies at the 'Theory, Culture and Society Centre', Nottingham Trent University
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