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Author Mbembe, Achille, 1957-

Uniform Title De la postcolonie. English
Title On the postcolony / Achille Mbembe.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001.


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Description 1 online resource (274 pages) : illustrations.
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Series Studies on the history of society and culture ; 41
Studies on the history of society and culture ; 41.
Note Original title: De la postcolonie.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-269) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction: Time on the Move -- 1. Of Commandement -- 2. On Private Indirect Government -- 3. The Aesthetics of Vulgarity -- 4. The Thing and Its Doubles -- 5. Out of the World -- 6. God's Phallus -- Conclusion: The Final Manner.
Language Translated from the French.
Summary "Achille Mbembe is one of the most brilliant theorists of postcolonial studies writing today. 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. 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. 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. He works with the complex registers of bodily subjectivity - violence, wonder, and laughter - to profoundly contest categories of oppression and resistance, autonomy and subjection, 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, history, anthropology, philosophy, political science, psychoanalysis, and literary criticism."
Subject Power (Social sciences) -- Africa.
Postcolonialism -- Africa.
Subsaharan Africa. (NL-LeOCL)294939369
identity. (NL-LeOCL)294916156
images. (NL-LeOCL)294916490
African identity. (NL-LeOCL)294896899
power. (NL-LeOCL)294933018
State. (NL-LeOCL)294939075
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Negotiating.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Interpersonal Relations.
HISTORY -- General.
Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239509
Social theory.
Postkolonialism -- Afrika.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Mbembť, J.-A., 1957- Notes provisoires sur la postcolonie. English. On the postcolony. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001 0520204344 (DLC) 00062854 (OCoLC)44979767
ISBN 9780520917538 (electronic bk.)
0520917537 (electronic bk.)
0585389365 (electronic bk.)
9780585389363 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000051399663
AU@ 000053236983
AU@ 000062545996
DEBBG BV021606979
DEBBG BV043122308
DEBSZ 422474967
GEBAY 9411672
NZ1 11776614
NZ1 14234441

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