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Feminist Theology and the Challenge of Difference

Margaret D. Kamitsuka

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311624
eISBN:
9780199785643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311624.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

How can we respect the irreducible diversity of women's experiences and unmask entrenched forms of privilege in feminist theological discourse? This book offers proposals on how to address the ... More


Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures

Beth A. Berkowitz

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195179194
eISBN:
9780199784509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179196.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures argues that ancient rabbis and Christians used death penalty discourse to invent themselves as ... More


Postcolonial Agency: Critique and Constructivism

Simone Bignall

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639434
eISBN:
9780748671878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639434.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book opens up a new direction for postcolonial studies by creating concepts of agency, resistance and transformation that allow positive roles for desire and difference in the development of ... More


Thinking the Postcolonial Contemporary

Jini Kim Watson and Gary Wilder

in The Postcolonial Contemporary: Political Imaginaries for the Global Present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280063
eISBN:
9780823281510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280063.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

To invoke the “postcolonial contemporary” is simultaneously to offer a proposition and to raise a question. It is an invitation to recognize and reflect upon the emphatically postcolonial character ... More


Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora

Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199217182
eISBN:
9780191712388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217182.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book seeks to explain the prominence of Sophocles' Theban plays among those Greek tragedies adapted by dramatists across the African diaspora. It argues that the Theban plays reflect on three ... More


Postcolonial Contraventions: Cultural Readings of Race, Imperialism and Transnationalism

Laura Chrisman

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058271
eISBN:
9781781700136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058271.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book analyses black Atlantic studies, colonial discourse analysis and postcolonial theory, providing paradigms for understanding imperial literature, Englishness and black transnationalism. Its ... More


Postcolonial Appropriations

Simone Bignall

in Postcolonial Agency: Critique and Constructivism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639434
eISBN:
9780748671878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639434.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 2 argues that postcolonial theory remains seduced by a dialectical view of history. In so doing, postcolonial theory remains tied to an imperial philosophy of difference. The association of ... More


The Postcolonial Contemporary: Political Imaginaries for the Global Present

Jini Kim Watson and Gary Wilder (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280063
eISBN:
9780823281510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280063.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This volume invokes the “postcolonial contemporary” in order to recognize and reflect upon the emphatically postcolonial character of the contemporary conjuncture, as well as to inquire into whether ... More


Afterword: Postcolonial Theories and Thai Semicolonial Hybridities

Peter A. Jackson

in The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091214
eISBN:
9789882207493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091214.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter discusses postcolonial theories of cultural hybridity to delineate some of the main forms of Siamese/Thai responses to the West. It compares Nestor García Canclini's account ... More


Introduction: Individuation across Cultures:The Blind Spot of Postcolonial Theory

Esha Niyogi De

in Empire, Media, and the Autonomous Woman: A Feminist Critique of Postcolonial Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072553
eISBN:
9780199080915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072553.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This introductory chapter examines the postcolonial and subaltern theoretical models of agency, which are founded on a position against Enlightenment individualism. The chapter studies a few Western ... More


Introduction: Social Theory beyond Empire?

Julian Go

in Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190625139
eISBN:
9780190625177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625139.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Social theory and postcolonial thought have different historical origins. Social theory conceptualizes social relations, social hierarchy, and social change, and explains them. It also explains ... More


The Postcolonial Challenge

Julian Go

in Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190625139
eISBN:
9780190625177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625139.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter explores the implications of postcolonial thought for social science. Rather than only charging social science for its practical complicity with imperialism, postcolonial thought offers ... More


Conclusion: For a Third Wave

Julian Go

in Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190625139
eISBN:
9780190625177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625139.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter reviews the main arguments of the book and elaborates the epistemology and ontology of postcolonial sociology. It sketches a “postcolonial perspectivalism” to replace conventional ... More


The Subaltern Standpoint

Julian Go

in Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190625139
eISBN:
9780190625177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625139.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter explores the potential contributions of a “subaltern standpoint” for meeting the postcolonial critique of social science’s Eurocentric universalism. Instead of starting from atop or from ... More


Introduction Literature, Politics, Memory

in Friends and Enemies: The Scribal Politics of Post/Colonial Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311437
eISBN:
9781846315299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311437.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the main themes covered in the book. It addresses three main concerns. First, the emergence of ‘francophone postcolonial studies’ as a field of study ... More


Postcolonial Perspectives for Criminology

Chris Cunneen

in What is Criminology?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199571826
eISBN:
9780191728839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571826.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter argues for the importance of a postcolonial perspective in criminology. It is a perspective that has the potential to offer new theoretical insights, and to expand the discipline in an ... More


History's Peru: The Poetics of Colonial and Postcolonial Historiography

Mark Thurner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035383
eISBN:
9780813038940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035383.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book examines how the entity called “Peru” gradually came into being, and how the narratives that defined it evolved over time. It is an account of Peruvian historiography, one that makes a ... More


Thresholds of Illiteracy, or the Deadlock of Resistance in Latin America

Abraham Acosta

in Thresholds of Illiteracy: Theory, Latin America, and the Crisis of Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257096
eISBN:
9780823261475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257096.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter traces the emergence of postcolonial theory in Latin American studies during the 1990s, a disciplinary shift that sparked a serious and hotly contested debate over the terms and ... More


Reconnecting Relations

Julian Go

in Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190625139
eISBN:
9780190625177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625139.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter shows how social theory contains within it a theoretical frame that can help meet the challenge posed by the postcolonial critique: relationalism. The chapter examines how relationalism ... More


Introduction: Some Answers to the Question: ‘What is Postcolonial Enlightenment?’

Lynn Festa and Daniel Carey (eds)

in The Postcolonial Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Colonialism and Postcolonial Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199677597
eISBN:
9780191803710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199677597.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, European Literature

This introduction describes some of the roles allotted to Enlightenment within postcolonial theory as well as the way postcolonial theory has shaped 18th-century studies. The need for a more ... More


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