explores the history and the difficulties of post-colonial theory and without jettisoning its value she
urges quite fresh thinking about its political and social implications.
(Dame Gillian Beer, King Edward VII Professor Emeritus, University of Cambridge)
'If postcolonial studies is to be relevant today,' Rumina Sethi
In The Politics of Postcolonialism, Rumina Sethi
devises a new form of postcolonial studies that makes sense of these dramatic changes.
Returning to the origins of the discipline, Sethi
identifies it as a tool for political protest and activism among people of the third world.
Using a sophisticated mix of spatial theory and local politics, she
examines the uneven terrain of contemporary anti-capitalism and political upsurges in Africa, Asia and Latin America, emphasising postcolonial politics, dissent and resistance.
analysis shows that as the traditional means of direct political control have largely lost their hold, postcolonial cultures, now dominated by neoliberalism, are seeking fresh ways to express their discontent.
This original and persuasive work frees the discipline from its current preoccupation with hybridity and multiculturalism, giving students of politics, cultural studies and international relations a new perspective on postcolonialism.
About The Author
Rumina Sethi is a Professor in the department of English and Cultural Studies at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.
is the author of Myths of the Nation: National Identity and Literary Representation (1999).
doctoral thesis at Trinity College
, Cambridge, and was a British Academy Fellow at Wolfson College
was awarded the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in 2006.