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Imperialism, colonialism and sovereignty in the (post)colony: India and Kashmir

Imperialism, colonialism and sovereignty in the (post)colony: India and Kashmir AbstractExamining a classic formulation of the relationship between colonialism and postcolonial nationalisms in postcolonial theory, as well as its recent critiques, this article puts forward a thesis that contemporary colonialisms and imperialisms may be best diagnosed through the lens of identifying forms of sovereignty rather than relying on the geopolitical framework of West/non-West recognisable in the conceptual vocabulary of postcolonial theory. Focusing on the disputed issue of Indian sovereignty over Kashmir, this essay asks the following questions: What forms of occupation by postcolonial nation-states remain concealed by ways in which extant postcolonial approaches assume geopolitical divisions? Why is it necessary to rethink the parameters of imperialism and colonialism for a contemporary era? http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Third World Quarterly Taylor & Francis

Imperialism, colonialism and sovereignty in the (post)colony: India and Kashmir

Third World Quarterly , Volume 38 (11): 16 – Nov 1, 2017

Imperialism, colonialism and sovereignty in the (post)colony: India and Kashmir

Third World Quarterly , Volume 38 (11): 16 – Nov 1, 2017

Abstract

AbstractExamining a classic formulation of the relationship between colonialism and postcolonial nationalisms in postcolonial theory, as well as its recent critiques, this article puts forward a thesis that contemporary colonialisms and imperialisms may be best diagnosed through the lens of identifying forms of sovereignty rather than relying on the geopolitical framework of West/non-West recognisable in the conceptual vocabulary of postcolonial theory. Focusing on the disputed issue of Indian sovereignty over Kashmir, this essay asks the following questions: What forms of occupation by postcolonial nation-states remain concealed by ways in which extant postcolonial approaches assume geopolitical divisions? Why is it necessary to rethink the parameters of imperialism and colonialism for a contemporary era?

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Taylor & Francis
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© 2017 Southseries Inc., www.thirdworldquarterly.com
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1360-2241
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0143-6597
DOI
10.1080/01436597.2017.1354695
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Abstract

AbstractExamining a classic formulation of the relationship between colonialism and postcolonial nationalisms in postcolonial theory, as well as its recent critiques, this article puts forward a thesis that contemporary colonialisms and imperialisms may be best diagnosed through the lens of identifying forms of sovereignty rather than relying on the geopolitical framework of West/non-West recognisable in the conceptual vocabulary of postcolonial theory. Focusing on the disputed issue of Indian sovereignty over Kashmir, this essay asks the following questions: What forms of occupation by postcolonial nation-states remain concealed by ways in which extant postcolonial approaches assume geopolitical divisions? Why is it necessary to rethink the parameters of imperialism and colonialism for a contemporary era?

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Third World QuarterlyTaylor & Francis

Published: Nov 1, 2017

Keywords: Postcolonial theory; sovereignty; Indian nationalism; Kashmir; imperialism; colonialism

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