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Title Europe and its shadows : coloniality after empire / Hamid Dabashi.
Author Dabashi, Hamid, 1951- author.
Publication London : Pluto Press, 2019.
Description 216 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call # 325.34 D
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Europe has long imagined itself as the centre of the universe, although its precise geographical, cultural and social terrains have always been amorphous. Exploring the fear and fascination associated with the continent as an allegory, Hamid Dabashi considers Europe to be a historically formed barricade against the world. Frantz Fanon's assessment that "Europe is literally the creation of the Third World" is still true today; but in more than one sense for the colonial has always been embedded in the capital, and the capital within the colonial. As the condition of coloniality shifts, so have the dividing lines between coloniser and colonised, and this shift calls for a reappraisal of our understanding of nationalism, xenophobia and sectarianism as the dangerous indices of the emerging worlds. As the far-right populists captivate minds across Europe and Brexit upsets the balance of power in the European Union, this book, from a major scholar of postcolonial thought, is a timely and transformative intervention.
Contents Introduction: What's in a word: "Europe"? -- Europe: a mobile army of metaphors -- Europe, shadows, coloniality, empire -- Whence and wherefore "Europe"? -- Europe and its shadows -- The postcolonial paradox -- Europe: the indefinite jest -- Mapping beyond the postcolonial artworld -- Is peace possible? -- Conclusion: Wherefore should we stand in the plague of custom and permit?
Subject Postcolonialism -- Europe.
Europe -- Colonies -- History.
Imperialism -- Influence.
Europe -- Historiography.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Europe -- Foreign relations.
Refugees -- Europe -- History -- 21st century.
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Historiography. (OCoLC)fst00958221
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Postcolonialism. (OCoLC)fst01073032
Refugees. (OCoLC)fst01092797
Xenophobia. (OCoLC)fst01182003
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Genre Informational works. (OCoLC)fst01919930
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Informational works.
Related To ebook version : 9781786803993
ISBN 9780745338415 hardcover
0745338410 hardcover
9780745338408 paperback :
0745338402 paperback

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