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Postcolonizing the International brings postcolonialism directly into engagement with contemporary international studies, while at the same time reflecting back on the discourse, noting certain blind spots and shortcomings in critique. Reversing the established agenda, it begins with the position of non-European societies and the legacies of colonialism. Two companion essays on knowledge formations about the international and the changing nature of the political are followed by challenging reinterpretations of contemporary global politics focusing on race, skewed development, cultural difference, and everyday life. Individual chapters speak to the significance of consumption and commodification, the need for re-directing Western development strategies, initiatives of the Tibetan cabinet in exile, and sexuality as metaphor.In addition to essays, this tightly integrated collection features interviews with Ashis Nandy, one of India’s foremost public intellectuals, and Aboriginal rights activist Marcia Langton, plus short stories and poetry by Sekai Nzenza and Nabaneeta Dev Sen.
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