In The Postcolonial Aura, a collection of ten articles, five of them previously unpublished, Arif Dirlik mercilessly exposes the fundamental fallacies that permeate. The Postcolonial Aura: Third World Criticism in the Age of Global Capitalism Limits of the Universal: The Promises and Pitfalls of Postcolonial Theory and Its. Title, The postcolonial aura: Third World criticism in the age of global capitalism / Arif Dirlik. Author, Dirlik, Arif. Extent, dpi TIFF G4 page images.

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Dunning – – In Making Globalization Good: More recently, literary theorists have entered the fray and created a whole lexicon to frame these relationships.

Ironically, Dirlik points out that the denial of the validity of metanarratives such as capitalism and its most uncompromising critique, Marxism, is itself due to the rise of global capitalism: Kolja Lindner – – Radical Philosophy Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

In The Postcolonial Aura, a collection of ten articles, sirlik of them previously unpublished, Arif Dirlik mercilessly exposes the fundamental fallacies that permeate “post”-marked academic specialities, much aif Edward Thompson exposed the Althusserian “orrery of errors” for an earlier generation of historians. Richard Walker – – Historical Materialism 5 1: Reinforcing each other in a self-referential manner, a whole raft of “post”-marked academic specialities like cirlik and “postmodernism” have seemingly effected a seismological shift in our epistemological topography.


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The postcolonial aura: Third World criticism in the age of global capitalism

From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy postcolonial. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. If most historians have tended to arf these literary incursions into their domain with benign amusement, the so-called “postcolonial” studies have become an increasingly important part of the contemporary intellectual landscape [End Page ].

Journal of World History Mervyn Hartwig – – Journal of Critical Realism 10 4: After all, the primary reason we talk of Eurocentrism, rather than Sinocentrism or Indocentrism, is that capitalism enabled Europeans to dominate our planet. No keywords specified fix it.

The postcolonial aura: Third World criticism in the age of global capitalism

This article has no associated abstract. Loy – – In John H. History of Western Philosophy. Dirlik demonstrates that though “postcolonialism” is an amorphous concept embracing the United States and other settler colonies, as well as former European colonies in Asia and Africa though curiously not those in Latin and Central Americaand is coeval with capitalism, the attempt to dethrone metanarratives including capitalism is a subterfuge for political disengagement.

Given postcolonialism’s political irrelevance, Dirlik argues for a resuscitation of the term Third World, not because of its descriptive utility but because it keeps alive the possibility of resistance to structures of domination. A Critical Realist Critique. Huey-Li Li – – Educational Theory 53 1: Bioregionalism and Global Education: The Challenge of Global Capitalism: The central article, which supplies the anthology with its title, provides a detailed critique of postcolonial theorists’ claims to decenter the Eurocentrism that cages reigning metanarratives in history.


Merely hoping that it will go away, of raif, does not make the wish come true, and a style of academic scholarship irremediably hostile to empirical research has colonized many university departments and has massed on the frontiers of the historical disciplines themselves.

Associated with these changes have been large diasporic movements, and it is not an accident that discussions of multiculturalism among corporate managers and business magazines preceded discussions of “hybridity” and “in-betweenness” among postcolonial theorists.

Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. The Moral Imperatives of Global Capitalism: On another register, the emergence of major centers of capital accumulation in east Asia has meant that capitalism has become a truly global abstraction as, for the first time in history, non-European capitalist societies make their own contributions to its narrative.

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