Politics and Post-Colonial Theory by Pal Ahluwalia
African Inflections

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This groundbreaking book makes sense of the complexities and dynamics of post-colonial politics, illustrating how post-colonial theory has marginalised a huge part of its constituency, namely Africa.
Politics and Post-Colonial Theory traces how African identity has been constituted and reconstituted by examining issues such as:
* negritude
* the rise of nationalism
* decolonisation.
The book also questions how helpful post-colonial analysis can be in understanding the complexities which define institutions including:
* the nation-state
* civil society
* human rights
* citizenship.
Politics and Post-colonial Theory bravely breaks down disciplinary boundaries. Its radical vision will be essential reading for all those engaged in Politics, post-colonial studies and African studies.
 

About Pal Ahluwalia

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Pal Ahluwalia is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Adelaide. He has written extensively on African Politics and post-colonial theory. His most recent publication, with Bill Ashcroft, is Edward Said: The Paradox of Identity, also published by Routledge.
 
Published December 6, 2012 by Routledge. 192 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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