Absolutely Postcolonial: Writing Between the Singular and the Specific - Angelaki Humanities (Paperback)
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Absolutely Postcolonial: Writing Between the Singular and the Specific - Angelaki Humanities (Paperback)

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Paperback 456 Pages / Published: 31/01/2002
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We may yet find a precise use for the notoriously elusive category 'postcolonial', but only on the condition that we abandon its usual associations with plurality, fragmentation, particularity and resistance. This book argues that the category is best used to describe an ultimately singular configuration. A singularity is something that generates the medium of its own existence, in the eventual absence of external criteria and other existences. Like other singularities - pertinent comparisons include aspects of Buddhism and Islam, as well as concepts drawn from the philosophies of Gilles Deleuze and Alain Badiou - what is distinctive about a postcolonial discourse or literature is its abstraction from the domain of relationality. Here, Hallward offers a new conceptual distinction between singular and specific modes of differentiation, which should prove influential in a range of discourses.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719061264
Number of pages: 456
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 23 mm

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