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Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory (Hardcover) (Julian Go)

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Social scientists have long resisted the radical ideas known as postcolonial thought, while postcolonial scholars have critiqued the social sciences for their Euro-centric focus. However, in Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory, Julian Go attempts to reconcile the two seemingly contradictory fields by crafting a postcolonial social science. Contrary to claims that social science is incompatible with postcolonial thought, this book argues that the two are mutually beneficial, drawing upon the works of thinkers such as Franz Fanon, Amilcar Cabral, Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, and Gayatri Spivak. Go concludes with a call for a "third wave" of postcolonial thought emerging from social science and surmounting the narrow confines of disciplinary boundaries.
Number of Pages: 248
Genre: Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Author: Julian Go
Language: English
Street Date: October 21, 2016
TCIN: 51499813
UPC: 9780190625139
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-0536
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