Theory in an Uneven World
By (author) R. Radhakrishnan
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Theory in an Uneven World by R. Radhakrishnan
Book DescriptionHow can we handle the unevenness between the West and the Rest? How inevitable is the binary logic of winners and losers? How can theory help us resolve our ethical and political problems? Can theory help us think beyond the "winner talks all" model by articulating strong connections between ethics and politics? This major intervention into debates about the postcolonial and the global proposes that theory should embody unevenness. Radhakrishnan's thought-provoking engagement with theorists and writers from around the world will fascinate readers across a wide range of disciplines.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631175384
(229mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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How can we handle the unevenness between the West and the Rest? How can theory help us resolve our ethical and political problems? Can theory help us think beyond the "winner talks all" model by articulating strong connections between ethics and politics? This book deals with the debates about the postcolonial and the global.
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Author Biography - R. Radhakrishnan
R. Radhakrishnan is Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Diasporic Mediations: Between Home and Location (University of Minnesota Press, 1996). His articles and essays have appeared in a wide range of scholarly journals and in collections such as Nationalisms and Sexualities (Ed. Parker, Russo, Sommer and Yaeger, Routledge, 1992), The Nature and Context of Minority Discourse (ed. Mohamed and Lloyd, OUP, 1991), Orientations: Mapping Studies in the Asian Diaspora (ed. Chuh and Shimakawa, Duke University Press, 2001) and Identities: Race, Class, Gender, Nationality (Ed. Alcoff and Mendieta, Blackwell 2003).
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