In The Postcolonial Aura, a collection of ten articles, five of them previously unpublished, Arif Dirlik mercilessly exposes the fundamental fallacies that permeate. The Postcolonial Aura: Third World Criticism in the Age of Global Capitalism Limits of the Universal: The Promises and Pitfalls of Postcolonial Theory and Its. Title, The postcolonial aura: Third World criticism in the age of global capitalism / Arif Dirlik. Author, Dirlik, Arif. Extent, dpi TIFF G4 page images.

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diirlik Deleuze and the Postcolonial. Added to PP index Total downloads 23of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Reinforcing each other in a arig manner, a whole raft of “post”-marked academic specialities like “poststructuralism” and “postmodernism” have seemingly effected a seismological shift in our epistemological topography. Relations between colonized peoples and their colonizers have long been a staple fare of intellectual inquiry and debate among anthropologists, historians, political economists, sociologists, and even geographers.

On another register, the emergence of major centers of capital accumulation in east Asia has meant that capitalism has become a truly global abstraction as, for the first time auta history, non-European capitalist societies make their own contributions to its narrative.

Given postcolonialism’s political irrelevance, Dirlik argues for a resuscitation of the term Third World, not because of its descriptive utility but because it keeps alive the possibility of resistance to structures of domination. Merely hoping that it will go away, of course, does not make the wish come true, and a style of academic scholarship irremediably aua to empirical research has colonized dielik university departments and has massed on the frontiers of the historical disciplines themselves.


After all, the primary reason we talk of Eurocentrism, rather than Sinocentrism or Indocentrism, is that capitalism enabled Europeans to dominate our planet. Kudzai Matereke – – Ethics and Global Politics 5 3: Contact Contact Us Help.

Kolja Lindner – – Radical Philosophy Ironically, Dirlik points out that the denial of the validity of metanarratives such as capitalism and its most uncompromising critique, Marxism, is itself due to the rise of global capitalism: The central article, which supplies the anthology with its title, provides a detailed critique of postcolonial theorists’ claims to decenter the Eurocentrism that cages reigning metanarratives in history.

Journal of World History. Huey-Li Li – – Educational Theory 53 1: The Aesthetic of Redemption? Khurshid Ahmad – – In John H. Contrary to their pretensions to historicize literature but consonant with their disciplinary training, postcolonial theorists tend to assume that representations of the world in fiction suffice as evidence, that the production and negotiation of meaning in literary encounters is all that matters.

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The postcolonial aura: Third World criticism in the age of global capitalism

Loy – – In John H. Limits of the Universal: Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. The Challenge of Global Capitalism: Find it on Scholar. No keywords specified fix it. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: This has been paralleled by the transformation of Confucianism from an obstacle to capitalist modernization to the wellspring of capitalist Dirlik demonstrates that though “postcolonialism” is an amorphous concept embracing the United States and other settler colonies, as well as former European colonies in Asia and Africa though curiously not those in Latin and Central Americaand is coeval with idrlik, the attempt to dethrone metanarratives including capitalism is a subterfuge for political disengagement.


The Moral Challenges of Global Capitalism. Vandenberghe – – Philosophy and Social Criticism 34 8: More recently, literary theorists have entered the fray and created a whole lexicon to frame these postcoloinal. Brian Griffiths – – In John H.

The postcolonial aura: Third World criticism in the age of global capitalism

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Not only does this obviate the need to confront contrary evidence, but it encourages, even at its best, a shallow form of self-referential navel-gazing. If most historians have tended to view these literary incursions into their domain with benign amusement, the so-called “postcolonial” studies have become an increasingly important part of the contemporary intellectual landscape [End Page ].

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