In The Postcolonial Aura, a collection of ten articles, five of them previously unpublished, Arif Dirlik mercilessly exposes the fundamental fallacies that permeate.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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Richard Walker – – Historical Materialism 5 1: The Perspective of Eastern Religions. From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy postcolonial. The Moral Challenges of Global Capitalism. Brian Griffiths – – Atif John H.

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

Huey-Li Li – – Educational Theory 53 1: This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. History of Western Philosophy. Kudzai Matereke – – Ethics and Global Politics 5 3: Postcolonial Studies and Marx Scholarship.

Ironically, Dirlik points out that the denial of the validity of metanarratives such as capitalism and its most aif critique, Marxism, is itself due to the postcllonial of global capitalism: A Critical Realist Critique.

In The Postcolonial Aura, a collection of ten articles, five of them previously unpublished, Arif Dirlik mercilessly exposes the fundamental fallacies that permeate “post”-marked academic specialities, much as Edward Thompson exposed the Althusserian “orrery of errors” for an earlier generation of historians.

Tony Smith – unknown. Not only does this obviate the need to confront contrary evidence, but it encourages, even at its best, a shallow form of self-referential navel-gazing. Mervyn Hartwig – – Journal of Critical Realism 10 4: This has been paralleled by the transformation of Confucianism from an obstacle to capitalist modernization to the wellspring of capitalist Loy – – In John H.


Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. 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. William Robinson – – Historical Materialism 15 3: More recently, literary theorists have entered the fray and created a whole lexicon to frame these relationships.

Journal of World History Vandenberghe – – Philosophy and Social Criticism 34 8: After all, the primary reason we talk of Eurocentrism, rather than Sinocentrism or Indocentrism, is that capitalism enabled Europeans to dominate our planet. 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.

Sign in to use this feature. Science Logic and Mathematics. This article has no associated abstract. Contrary to their pretensions to historicize literature but consonant with their disciplinary training, postcolonial theorists tend to assume that representations of the world in fiction suffice as evidence, that the production and negotiation of meaning in literary encounters is all postcolonlal matters.

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

Gilles Deleuze in Continental Philosophy. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Limits of the Universal: If most historians have tended to view 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 ].


The Moral Imperatives 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. 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.

No keywords specified fix it. The Aesthetic of Redemption? Merely hoping that it will go away, of course, 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. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Dunning – – In Making Globalization Good: Shrouded in dense prose passing as theory, this assumption subverts the entire tradition of empirical research that is the bedrock of the historian’s craft.

Relations between colonized peoples and their colonizers have long been a staple fare of intellectual inquiry and debate among anthropologists, historians, political economists, sociologists, and even geographers. Find it on Scholar.

Khurshid Ahmad – – In John H. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.