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Description - Marxism, Modernity and Postcolonial Studies by Crystal Bartolovich

At a time when even much of the political left seems to believe that transnational capitalism is here to stay, Marxism, Modernity and Postcolonial Studies refuses to accept the inevitability of the so-called 'New World Order'. By giving substantial attention to topics such as globalisation, racism, and modernity, it provides a specifically Marxist intervention into postcolonial and cultural studies. An international team of contributors locate a common ground of issues engaging Marxist and postcolonial critics alike. Arguing that Marxism is not the inflexible, monolithic irrelevance some critics assume it to be, this collection aims to open avenues of debate - especially on the crucial concept of 'modernity' - which have been closed off by the widespread neglect of Marxist analysis in postcolonial studies. Politically focused, at times polemical and always provocative, this book is a major contribution to contemporary debates on literary theory, cultural studies, and the definition of postcolonial studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521890595
ISBN-10: 0521890594
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Crystal Bartolovich

Crystal Bartolovich is Associate Professor of English and Textual Studies, Syracuse University Neil Lazarus is Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies at Warwick University, he is the author of Nationalism and Cultural Practice in the Postcolonial World (Cambridge, 1999).

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