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In The Postcolonial Aura, a collection of ten articles, five of them previously unpublished, Arif Dirlik mercilessly exposes the fundamental fallacies that permeate. The Postcolonial Aura: Third World Criticism in the Age of Global Capitalism Limits of the Universal: The Promises and Pitfalls of Postcolonial Theory and Its. Title, The postcolonial aura: Third World criticism in the age of global capitalism / Arif Dirlik. Author, Dirlik, Arif. Extent, dpi TIFF G4 page images.

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The postcolonial aura: Third World criticism in the age of global capitalism

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No keywords specified fix it. Limits of the Universal: Mervyn Hartwig – – Journal of Critical Realism 10 4: Vandenberghe – – Philosophy and Social Criticism 34 8: Dirlik demonstrates that though “postcolonialism” is an amorphous concept embracing the United States and other settler colonies, as well as former European colonies in Asia and Africa though curiously not those in Latin and Central Americaand is coeval with capitalism, the attempt to dethrone metanarratives including capitalism is a subterfuge for political disengagement.

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Shrouded in dense prose passing as theory, this assumption subverts the entire tradition of empirical research that is the bedrock of the historian’s craft. Khurshid Ahmad – – In John H. The central article, which supplies the anthology with its title, provides a detailed critique of postcolonial theorists’ claims to decenter the Eurocentrism that cages reigning metanarratives in history.

The postcolonial aura: Third World criticism in the age of global capitalism

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In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Ironically, Dirlik points out that the denial of the validity of metanarratives such as capitalism and its most uncompromising critique, Marxism, is itself due to the rise of global capitalism: Richard Walker – – Historical Materialism 5 1: Postcolonial Studies and Marx Scholarship.

Kudzai Matereke – – Ethics and Global Politics 5 3: Tony Smith – unknown. Not only does this obviate the need to confront contrary evidence, but it encourages, even at its best, a shallow form of self-referential navel-gazing. The Moral Imperatives of Global Capitalism: Critical Inquiry 20 2: Request removal from index. Dunning – – In Making Globalization Good: This article has no associated abstract. The Moral Challenges of Global Capitalism.

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Given postcolonialism’s political irrelevance, Dirlik argues for a resuscitation of the term Third World, not because of its descriptive utility but because it keeps alive the possibility of resistance to structures of domination. Reinforcing each other in a self-referential manner, a whole raft of “post”-marked academic specialities like “poststructuralism” and “postmodernism” have seemingly effected a seismological shift in our epistemological topography.

In The Postcolonial Aura, a collection of ten articles, five of them previously unpublished, Arif Dirlik mercilessly exposes the fundamental fallacies that permeate “post”-marked academic specialities, much as Edward Thompson exposed the Althusserian “orrery of errors” for an earlier generation of historians.

Relations between colonized peoples and their colonizers have long been a staple fare of intellectual inquiry and debate among anthropologists, historians, political economists, sociologists, and even geographers.

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More recently, literary theorists have entered the fray and created a whole lexicon to frame these relationships. Huey-Li Li – – Educational Theory 53 1: Associated with these changes have been large diasporic movements, and it is not an accident that discussions of multiculturalism among corporate managers and business magazines preceded discussions of “hybridity” and “in-betweenness” among postcolonial theorists.

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Dirkik hoping that it will go away, of course, does not make the wish come true, and a style of academic scholarship irremediably poostcolonial to empirical research has colonized many university departments and has massed on the frontiers of the historical disciplines themselves.

Kolja Lindner – – Radical Philosophy After all, the primary reason we talk of Eurocentrism, rather than Sinocentrism or Indocentrism, is that capitalism enabled Europeans to dominate our planet. Contrary to their pretensions to historicize literature but consonant with their disciplinary training, postcolonial theorists tend to assume that representations of the world in fiction suffice as evidence, that the auraa and negotiation of meaning in literary encounters is all that matters.

This has been paralleled by the transformation of Confucianism from an obstacle to capitalist modernization to the wellspring of capitalist Rethinking Receptivity in a Postcolonial Context: Find it on Scholar. The Challenge of Global Capitalism: Project MUSE Mission Postcolomial MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

If most historians have tended to view these literary incursions into their domain with benign amusement, the so-called “postcolonial” studies have become an increasingly important part of the contemporary intellectual landscape [End Page ].