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The Resource On the postcolony, Achille Mbembe

On the postcolony, Achille Mbembe

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On the postcolony
Title
On the postcolony
Statement of responsibility
Achille Mbembe
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
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." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/ucal041/00062854.html
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mbembe, Achille
Dewey number
302.3/096
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN780.Z9
LC item number
P66413 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies on the history of society and culture
Series volume
41
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Postcolonialism
  • Subjectivity
Label
On the postcolony, Achille Mbembe
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Original title: Notes provisoires sur la postcolonie
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: time on the move -- Of commandement -- On private indirect government -- The aesthetics of vulgarity -- The thing and its doubles -- Out of the world -- God's phallus -- Conclusion: the final manner
Control code
ocm44979767
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780520204348
Lccn
00062854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)44979767
Label
On the postcolony, Achille Mbembe
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Original title: Notes provisoires sur la postcolonie
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: time on the move -- Of commandement -- On private indirect government -- The aesthetics of vulgarity -- The thing and its doubles -- Out of the world -- God's phallus -- Conclusion: the final manner
Control code
ocm44979767
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780520204348
Lccn
00062854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)44979767

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