Risk, Blackness, and Postcolonial Studies: An Introduction

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Winter 2014


The critical arguments against postcolonial studies are well rehearsed and have led to a double approach to the field in academia. Some have advocated, for instance, for the rejection of postcolonial studies and its incursion into disciplines created out of the late-twentieth-century protest movements that spawned Black, Indigenous, and Ethnic Studies programs across the United States. These programs are in fact indebted to the global change wrought by the post WWII independence movements of Third World states and thus always already implicated in theoretical formulations of the postcolonial that return to them.

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