Conversations: Global Awakenings in Theology and Praxis.
This collection of essays contextualizes the discourse on Ubuntu within the wider historical framework of postcolonial
attempts to re-articulate African humanism as a substantial philosophy and emancipatory ideology.
Diasporas of the Mind: Jewish and Postcolonial
Writing and the Nightmare of History.
Synopsis: Recognizing that in the contemporary postcolonial
moment, national identity and cultural nationalism are no longer the primary modes of imagining sovereignty, in "Jamaica's Difficult Subjects: Negotiating Sovereignty in Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Criticism", Sheri-Marie Harrison (Assistant Professor of English, University of Missouri) argues that postcolonial
critics must move beyond an identity-based orthodoxy as they examine problems of sovereignty.
Italy: Challenging National Homogeneity.
Much has been written since the turn of the new century about the effects of colonization and this helped to consolidate the field of postcolonial
studies with theories of globalization including perspectives of cosmopolitanism and the field of (im)migration and diaspora studies (see, e.
Colonialism and Beyond: Race and Migration From a Postcolonial
Frawley, in "Toward a Theory of Cultural Memory in an Irish Postcolonial
Context," outlines her arguments for a postcolonial
understanding of memory, culture, and identity in an Irish context.
The series editors' preface offers a bold declaration of what they hope these books will accomplish: they will "exemplify how postcolonial
studies can re-configure the major periods and areas of literary studies" (vii).
Her reflection goes beyond Frantz Fanon's postcolonial
denials where binary relationships between colonized and colonizer, local and global, East and West dissolve and become more and more interwoven, and focuses more on the middle ground of performativity.
After Heresy: Colonial Practices and Postcolonial
First, it considers a series of overlaps between the postcolonial
and Slavoj Zizek's work.