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Reframing Postcolonial Studies

Concepts, Methodologies, Scholarly Activisms

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Considers which concepts, interdisciplinary methodologies and activist concerns are key to interrogating our postcolonial inheritance in the twenty-first century

  • Brings together interdisciplinary perspectives from scholars of different generations to highlight interactions between individual and community-based action on the one hand, and the academy on the other

  • Analyzes a wide range of cultural objects – from artworks and texts to immigration policies and public monuments – as objects of postcolonial critique and foci for scholarly activism

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Hybrid Methodologies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 111-111
    2. Re-charge: Postcolonial Studies and Energy Humanities

      • Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee
      Pages 135-155
  3. Action-Based Scholarships

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 189-189
    2. Frantz Fanon in the Era of Black Lives Matter

      • Frieda Ekotto
      Pages 249-259
    3. Afterword

      • Graham Huggan
      Pages 261-267
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 269-278

About this book

This book constitutes a collective action to examine what foundational concepts, interdisciplinary methodologies, and activist concerns are pivotal for the future of common humanity, as we bear the weight of our postcolonial inheritance in the twenty-first century. Written by scholars of different generations, the chapters interrogate how current intellectual endeavors are in contact with individual and community-based actions outside of the academy. Going beyond the perennial debates on the tension between theory and praxis or on the disparity between activism and scholarship, they examine literary texts, visual artworks, language and immigration policies, public monuments, museum exhibitions, moral dilemmas, and political movements to deepen our contemporary postcolonial action on the edge of conceptual thinking, methodological experimentation, and scholarly activism. Reframing Postcolonial Studies is the first volume whose rationale is formulated in explicitly intergenerational, future-oriented terms.

Keywords

  • Francophone world
  • postcolonial theory
  • memory politics
  • utopian theory
  • migration in literature
  • energy humanities
  • European ethnology museums

Reviews

“The succession of chapters and nexus of topics reflects the thoughtful and sensitive editorial effort. … Reframing Postcolonial Studies is a collection of convincing and thoughtfully edited arguments and ideas … . This volume provides multiple frameworks for scholarship-based activism and activist scholarship in post- and decolonial interdisciplinarity.” (Nele Grosch and Anne Stellberger, Postcolonial Interventions, Vol. 7 (1), January, 2022)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA

    David D. Kim

About the editor

David D. Kim is Associate Professor in the Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Reframing Postcolonial Studies

  • Book Subtitle: Concepts, Methodologies, Scholarly Activisms

  • Editors: David D. Kim

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-52726-6

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: History, History (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-52725-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-52728-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-52726-6

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 278

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Imperialism and Colonialism, World History, Global and Transnational History, Memory Studies, Digital Humanities, Comparative Literature

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-52726-6
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  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)