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On the postcolony (Paperback): Achille Mbembe

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Achille Mbembe

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First published in 2001, Achille Mbembe's landmark book, On the postcolony, continues to renew our understanding of power and subjectivity in Africa. This edition has been updated with a foreword by professor of African literature, Isabel Hofmeyr, and a preface by the author. In a series of provocative essays, Mbembe contests die hard Africanist and nativist perspectives as well as some of the key assumptions of postcolonial theory. Through his provocation, the `banality of power', Mbembe reinterprets the meanings of death, utopia and the divine libido as part of the new theoretical perspectives he offers on the constitution of power in Africa. He works with the complex registers of bodily subjectivity - violence, wonder and laughter - to contest categories of oppression and resistance, autonomy and subjection, and state and civil society that marked the social theory of the late twentieth century. On the postcolony, like Frantz Fanon's Black skins, white masks, will remain a text of profound importance in the discourse of anticolonial and anti-imperial struggles.

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Imprint: Wits University Press
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: September 2014
Authors: Achille Mbembe
Dimensions: 230 x 156 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 274
ISBN-13: 978-1-86814-691-8
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social theory
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political science & theory
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > From 1900
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LSN: 1-86814-691-X
Barcode: 9781868146918

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