On the Postcolony Studies on the History of Society and Culture

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University of California Press #ad - 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. Achille mbembe is one of the most brilliant theorists of postcolonial studies writing today. University of California Press. This thought-provoking and groundbreaking collection of essays―his first book to be published in English―develops and extends debates first ignited by his well-known 1992 article "Provisional Notes on the Postcolony, " in which he developed his notion of the "banality of power" in contemporary Africa.

He works with the complex registers of bodily subjectivity ― violence, autonomy and subjection, wonder, and laughter ― to profoundly contest categories of oppression and resistance, and state and civil society that marked the social theory of the late twentieth century. This provocative book will surely attract attention with its signal contribution to the rich interdisciplinary arena of scholarship on colonial and postcolonial discourse, political science, anthropology, psychoanalysis, philosophy, history, and literary criticism.

On the Postcolony Studies on the History of Society and Culture #ad - In on the postcolony he profoundly renews our understanding of power and subjectivity in Africa. In a series of provocative essays, Mbembe contests diehard Africanist and nativist perspectives as well as some of the key assumptions of postcolonial theory.

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Critique of Black Reason a John Hope Franklin Center Book

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Duke University Press Books #ad - With critique of black reason, mbembe offers nothing less than a map of the world as it has been constituted through colonialism and racial thinking while providing the first glimpses of a more just future. Duke University Press. Mbembe powerfully argues that this equation of Blackness with the nonhuman will serve as the template for all new forms of exclusion.

Critique of Black Reason a John Hope Franklin Center Book #ad - In critique of black reason eminent critic achille Mbembe offers a capacious genealogy of the category of Blackness—from the Atlantic slave trade to the present—to critically reevaluate history, racism, and the future of humanity. Tracing the conjunction of blackness with the biological fiction of race, he theorizes Black reason as the collection of discourses and practices that equated Blackness with the nonhuman in order to uphold forms of oppression.

Mbembe teases out the intellectual consequences of the reality that Europe is no longer the world's center of gravity while mapping the relations among colonialism, slavery, and contemporary financial and extractive capital.

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The Wretched of the Earth

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Grove Press #ad - A distinguished psychiatrist from martinique who took part in the Algerian Nationalist Movement, Frantz Fanon was one of the most important theorists of revolutionary struggle, colonialism, and racial difference in history. Fanon’s analysis, a veritable handbook of social reorganization for leaders of emerging nations, has been reflected all too clearly in the corruption and violence that has plagued present-day Africa.

Bearing singular insight into the rage and frustration of colonized peoples, and the role of violence in effecting historical change, the book incisively attacks the twin perils of postindependence colonial politics: the disenfranchisement of the masses by the elites on the one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other.

The Wretched of the Earth #ad - The wretched of the earth has had a major impact on civil rights, anticolonialism, and black consciousness movements around the world, and this bold new translation by Richard Philcox reaffirms it as a landmark. The wretched of the earth is a brilliant analysis of the psychology of the colonized and their path to liberation.

Duke University Press. Fanon’s masterwork is a classic alongside edward Said’s Orientalism or The Autobiography of Malcolm X, and it is now available in a new translation that updates its language for a new generation of readers. The wretched of the Earth.

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Necropolitics Theory in Forms

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Duke University Press Books #ad - As a result, war has become the sacrament of our times in a conception of sovereignty that operates by annihilating all those considered enemies of the state. Duke University Press. Despite his dire diagnosis, war, mbembe draws on post-Foucauldian debates on biopolitics, and race as well as Fanon's notion of care as a shared vulnerability to explore how new conceptions of the human that transcend humanism might come to pass.

These new conceptions would allow us to encounter the Other not as a thing to exclude but as a person with whom to build a more just world. This shift has hollowed out democracy, rights, thereby eroding the very values, and freedoms liberal democracy routinely celebrates. The wretched of the Earth. He outlines how democracy has begun to embrace its dark side-what he calls its “nocturnal body”-which is based on the desires, affects, fears, relations, and violence that drove colonialism.

Necropolitics Theory in Forms #ad - In necropolitics achille mbembe, fascist, theorizes the genealogy of the contemporary world, and terror as well as by a resurgence of racist, a world plagued by ever-increasing inequality, a leader in the new wave of francophone critical theory, militarization, enmity, and nationalist forces determined to exclude and kill.

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Discourse on Colonialism

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Monthly Review Press #ad - Aimé césaire eloquently describes the brutal impact of capitalism andcolonialism on both the colonizer and colonized, exposing thecontradictions and hypocrisy implicit in western notions of "progress"and "civilization" upon encountering the "savage, " "uncultured, " or"primitive. Here, andculture, césaire reaffirms African values, identity, and their relevance, reminding us that "the relationshipbetween consciousness and reality are extremely complex.

It isequally necessary to decolonize our minds, our inner life, at the sametime that we decolonize society. An interview with Césaire by the poetRené Depestre is also included. Nearly twenty years later, discourse on colonialisminspired a new generation engaged in the Civil Rights, andanti-war movements and has sold more than 75, Black Power, when published for the first time in English, 000 copies to date.

Discourse on Colonialism #ad - Duke University Press. Used book in Good Condition. The wretched of the Earth. Césaire's essay stands as an important document in the development ofthird world consciousness--a process in which he played a prominentrole. Library journal this classic work, firstpublished in France in 1955, profoundly influenced the generation ofscholars and activists at the forefront of liberation struggles inAfrica, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

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Black Skin, White Masks

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Grove Press #ad - Duke University Press. Grove Press. Few modern voices have had as profound an impact on the black identity and critical race theory as Frantz Fanon, and Black Skin, White Masks  represents some of his most important work. The wretched of the Earth. Hailed for its scientific analysis and poetic grace when it was first published in 1952, the book remains a vital force today from one of the most important theorists of revolutionary struggle, colonialism, and racial difference in history.

Used book in Good Condition. Fanon’s masterwork is now available in a new translation that updates its language for a new generation of readers. A major influence on civil rights, black Skin, and black consciousness movements around the world, anti-colonial, White Masks is the unsurpassed study of the black psyche in a white world.

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Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference - New Edition Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History

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Princeton University Press #ad - First published in 2000, dipesh chakrabarty's influential Provincializing Europe addresses the mythical figure of Europe that is often taken to be the original site of modernity in many histories of capitalist transition in non-Western countries. The very idea of historicizing carries with it some peculiarly European assumptions about disenchanted space, secular time, and sovereignty.

Provincializing europe proposes that every case of transition to capitalism is a case of translation as well--a translation of existing worlds and their thought--categories into the categories and self-understandings of capitalist modernity. Now featuring a new preface in which Chakrabarty responds to his critics, this book globalizes European thought by exploring how it may be renewed both for and from the margins.

Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference - New Edition Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History #ad - This imaginary europe, Dipesh Chakrabarty argues, is built into the social sciences. The wretched of the Earth. Duke University Press. Used book in Good Condition. Measured against such mythical standards, capitalist transition in the third world has often seemed either incomplete or lacking. Grove Press. Princeton University Press.

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Orientalism

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Vintage #ad - More than three decades after its first publication, cultural, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, intellectually vigorous study, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident.

Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world. Princeton University Press. Duke University Press. Used book in Good Condition. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding.

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A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None Forerunners: Ideas First

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Univ Of Minnesota Press #ad - Tracing the color line of the anthropocene, A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None examines how the grammar of geology is foundational to establishing the extractive economies of subjective life and the earth under colonialism and slavery. This is gray literature publishing: where intense thinking, change, and speculation take place in scholarship.

Princeton University Press. The wretched of the Earth. Grove Press. Written between fresh ideas and finished books, Forerunners draws on scholarly work initiated in notable blogs, journal articles, social media, conference plenaries, and the synergy of academic exchange. Forerunners is a thought-in-process series of breakthrough digital works.

A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None Forerunners: Ideas First #ad - . Yusoff initiates a transdisciplinary conversation between feminist black theory, and the earth sciences, deep time, materiality, geography, addressing the politics of the Anthropocene within the context of race, and the afterlives of geology. Used book in Good Condition. Orientalism. Rewriting the “origin stories” of the Anthropocene No geology is neutral, writes Kathryn Yusoff.

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Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition

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The University of North Carolina Press #ad - Du bois, C. The wretched of the Earth. R. Princeton University Press. E. B. Used book in Good Condition. Grove Press. James, and Richard Wright. Marxist analyses tend to presuppose European models of history and experience that downplay the significance of black people and black communities as agents of change and resistance.

Orientalism. Black radicalism must be linked to the traditions of Africa and the unique experiences of blacks on western continents, Robinson argues, and any analyses of African American history need to acknowledge this. To illustrate his argument, the resistance by blacks in historically oppressive environments, Robinson traces the emergence of Marxist ideology in Europe, and the influence of both of these traditions on such important twentieth-century black radical thinkers as W.

Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition #ad - In this ambitious work, first published in 1983, Cedric Robinson demonstrates that efforts to understand black people's history of resistance solely through the prism of Marxist theory are incomplete and inaccurate. Duke University Press. L.

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In the Wake: On Blackness and Being

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Duke University Press Books #ad - Duke University Press. In this original and trenchant work, cinematic, visual, Christina Sharpe interrogates literary, and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the "orthography of the wake. Activating multiple registers of "wake"—the path behind a ship, keeping watch with the dead, coming to consciousness—Sharpe illustrates how Black lives are swept up and animated by the afterlives of slavery, and she delineates what survives despite such insistent violence and negation.

In the weather, sharpe situates anti-Blackness and white supremacy as the total climate that produces premature Black death as normative. The wretched of the Earth. Princeton University Press. Orientalism. Used book in Good Condition. Duke University Press. Formulating the wake and "wake work" as sites of artistic production, and possibility for living in diaspora, consciousness, resistance, In the Wake offers a way forward.

In the Wake: On Blackness and Being #ad - . Initiating and describing a theory and method of reading the metaphors and materiality of "the wake, " "the ship, regulation, " Sharpe shows how the sign of the slave ship marks and haunts contemporary Black life in the diaspora and how the specter of the hold produces conditions of containment, " "the hold, and punishment, " and "the weather, but also something in excess of them.

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