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Politics and Post-Colonial Theory : African Inflections - Pal Ahluwalia

Politics and Post-Colonial Theory

African Inflections

Hardcover Published: 18th January 2001
ISBN: 9780415237468
Number Of Pages: 176

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This groundbreaking book makes sense of the complexities and dynamics of post-colonial politics, illustrating how post-colonial theory has marginalised a huge part of its constituency, namely Africa.
Politics and Post-Colonial Theory traces how African identity has been constituted and reconstituted by examining issues such as:
* negritude
* the rise of nationalism
* decolonisation.
The book also questions how helpful post-colonial analysis can be in understanding the complexities which define institutions including:
* the nation-state
* civil society
* human rights
* citizenship.
Politics and Post-colonial Theory bravely breaks down disciplinary boundaries. Its radical vision will be essential reading for all those engaged in Politics, post-colonial studies and African studies.

Industry Reviews

"A superb analysis of African politics. Pal Ahluwalia cuts through many of the myths surrounding post-colonial theory, to produce the first sustained demonstration of the relevance of post-colonial theory to political science.' - Bill Ashcroft, University of New South Wales, Australia"

Introductionp. 1
'Negritude and nativism': in search of identityp. 20
Decolonisation and national liberationp. 34
Modernity and the problem of the nation-statep. 52
Striving for democratisation: the complexities of civil society and human rightsp. 73
Citizenship, subjectivity and the crisis of modernityp. 97
Globalisation and post-colonialism: towards the reconstitution of identityp. 113
Afterwordp. 132
Notesp. 136
Works citedp. 142
Indexp. 158
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ISBN: 9780415237468
ISBN-10: 0415237467
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 18th January 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1