Postcolonial Studies: A Materialist Critique

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1Beginnings, affiliations, disavowals
1
See the criticisms of Masao Miyoshi, 'A Borderless World? From Colonialism to Transnationalism and the Decline of the Nation-State', Critical Inquiry, vol. 19 (1993), pp. 726-751 and Arif Dirlik, 'The Postcolonial Aura: Third World Criticism in the Age of Global Capitalism', Critical Inquiry, vol. 20 (1994), pp. 329-356 and After the Revolution: Waking to Global Capitalism (Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press, 1994).
2
For an extravagant statement of this position, see Ian Chambers, Migrancy, Culture, Identity (London: Routledge, 1994), p. 68.
3
Kalpana Seshadri-Crooks, The Pre-occupation of Postcolonial Studies, ed. Fawzia Afzal-Khan and Kalpana Seshadri-Crooks (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2000), p. 19.
4
For criticisms of this position, see Michael Sprinker's introduction to Late Imperial Culture, ed. Román De La Campa, E. Ann Kaplan and Michael Sprinker (London: Verso, 1995).
5
Colin Sparks, 'Stuart Hall, Cultural Studies and Marxism', in David Morley and Kuan-Hsing Chen, eds, Stuart Hall: Critical Dialogues in Cultural Studies (London: Routledge, 1996), pp. 97-99.
6
Edward Said, Culture and Imperialism (London: Chatto and Windus, 1993), pp. 366-367.
7
Aijaz Ahmad has recalled that 'the first major debate on the idea of the postcolonial took place not during the past few years but some years earlier', and 'not in cultural theory but in political theory, where the object of inquiry' was 'the postcolonial state', and the categories of colonialism and decolonization were used in a discussion conducted in Marxist terms, to designate 'identifiable structural shifts in state and society'; 'The Politics of Literary Postcoloniality', Race and Class, vol. 36, no. 3 (1995), pp. 1-20, 5.
8
Simon During, 'Postcolonial and Globalisation: a Dialectical Relation After All?' in Postcolonial Studies, vol. 1, no. 1 (1998), pp. 31-47, 31.
9
Mike Davis, Late Victorian Holocausts (London: Verso, 2001), p. 9.
10
See Neil Lazarus, 'Doubting the New World Order: Marxism, Realism, and the Claims of Postmodernist Social Theory', Differences: a Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, vol. 3, no. 3 (1991), pp. 94-138.
11
Francis Mulhern, Culture/Metaculture (London: Routledge, 2000), pp. 156-159.
12
See Michael Sprinker, 'We Lost it at the Movies', Modern Language Notes, vol. 112 (1997), pp. 385-399.
13
Nancy Fraser, 'Recognition and Redistribution', New Left Review, vol. 212 (1995), pp. 68-93.
14
Fredric Jameson, 'Marxism and Postmodernism', in The Cultural Turn (London: Verso, 1998), p. 48.
15
'A Workshop on "Left Conservatism"', Center for Cultural Studies, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1998.
16
Judith Butler, 'Merely Cultural', Social Text, vols 52/53, nos 3 and 4 (1997), pp. 265-277, 276, 267.
17
Terry Eagleton, 'Base and Superstructure Revisited', New Literary History, vol. 31, no. 2 (2000), pp. 231-241, 239.

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