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Crosscurrents, crosstalk: Race, ‘Postcoloniality’ and the politics of location

Crosscurrents, crosstalk: Race, ‘Postcoloniality’ and the politics of location CROSSCURRENTS, CROSSTALK. RACE, 'POSTCOLONIALITY' AND THE POLITICS OF LOCATION his paper had its immediate point of origin m the invitation to T contribute to a lecture series on 'Postcoloniality and California' in the spring of 1991. Commonplace as the term 'postcoloniality' - has rapidly become in literature, anthropology and Cultural Studies in recent times, the title begged a number of questions, about the notion of 'postcoloniality' and its efficacy, either in relation to California in particular, or to the United States in general. If the concept of 'post- coloniality' is spreading like brushfire through the terrain of cultural theory, what we propose by way of remedy is a carefully strategized 'controlled burn' approach that begins by posing the following questions. What does 'postcoloniality' mean, for whom does it resonate, and why? What are the risks and effects of too hastily globalizing the concept? ~ In what senses, for example, are India, Britain or the United States 'postcolonial' locations? What are the multiple implications of 'post-hess' in relation to 'colonialism', in context, for example, of the persistence and current escalation of racism? We will argue that rigorous attention to that which neo-Gramscians and Althusserians call 'conjuncture', and some feminists describe http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Cultural Studies Taylor & Francis

Crosscurrents, crosstalk: Race, ‘Postcoloniality’ and the politics of location

Cultural Studies , Volume 7 (2): 19 – May 1, 1993

Crosscurrents, crosstalk: Race, ‘Postcoloniality’ and the politics of location

Cultural Studies , Volume 7 (2): 19 – May 1, 1993

Abstract

CROSSCURRENTS, CROSSTALK. RACE, 'POSTCOLONIALITY' AND THE POLITICS OF LOCATION his paper had its immediate point of origin m the invitation to T contribute to a lecture series on 'Postcoloniality and California' in the spring of 1991. Commonplace as the term 'postcoloniality' - has rapidly become in literature, anthropology and Cultural Studies in recent times, the title begged a number of questions, about the notion of 'postcoloniality' and its efficacy, either in relation to California in particular, or to the United States in general. If the concept of 'post- coloniality' is spreading like brushfire through the terrain of cultural theory, what we propose by way of remedy is a carefully strategized 'controlled burn' approach that begins by posing the following questions. What does 'postcoloniality' mean, for whom does it resonate, and why? What are the risks and effects of too hastily globalizing the concept? ~ In what senses, for example, are India, Britain or the United States 'postcolonial' locations? What are the multiple implications of 'post-hess' in relation to 'colonialism', in context, for example, of the persistence and current escalation of racism? We will argue that rigorous attention to that which neo-Gramscians and Althusserians call 'conjuncture', and some feminists describe

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CROSSCURRENTS, CROSSTALK. RACE, 'POSTCOLONIALITY' AND THE POLITICS OF LOCATION his paper had its immediate point of origin m the invitation to T contribute to a lecture series on 'Postcoloniality and California' in the spring of 1991. Commonplace as the term 'postcoloniality' - has rapidly become in literature, anthropology and Cultural Studies in recent times, the title begged a number of questions, about the notion of 'postcoloniality' and its efficacy, either in relation to California in particular, or to the United States in general. If the concept of 'post- coloniality' is spreading like brushfire through the terrain of cultural theory, what we propose by way of remedy is a carefully strategized 'controlled burn' approach that begins by posing the following questions. What does 'postcoloniality' mean, for whom does it resonate, and why? What are the risks and effects of too hastily globalizing the concept? ~ In what senses, for example, are India, Britain or the United States 'postcolonial' locations? What are the multiple implications of 'post-hess' in relation to 'colonialism', in context, for example, of the persistence and current escalation of racism? We will argue that rigorous attention to that which neo-Gramscians and Althusserians call 'conjuncture', and some feminists describe

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Published: May 1, 1993

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