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Decolonizing dialectics / George Ciccariello-Maher.

Author/Creator:
Ciccariello-Maher, George, author.
Publication:
Durham : Duke University Press, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 242 pages ; 23 cm.
Series:
Radical Américas.
Radical Américas
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Subjects:
Dialectic.
Postcolonialism.
Critical theory.
Summary:
Anticolonial theorists and revolutionaries have long turned to dialectical thought as a central weapon in their fight against oppressive structures and conditions. This relationship was never easy, however, as anticolonial thinkers have resisted the historical determinism, teleology, Eurocentrism, and singular emphasis that some Marxisms place on class identity at the expense of race, nation, and popular identity. In recent decades, the conflict between dialectics and postcolonial theory has only intensified. In Decolonizing Dialectics, George Ciccariello-Maher breaks this impasse by bringing the work of Georges Sorel, Frantz Fanon, and Enrique Dussel together with contemporary Venezuelan politics to formulate a dialectics suited to the struggle against legacies of colonialism and slavery. This is a decolonized dialectics premised on constant struggle in which progress must be fought for and where the struggles of the wretched of the earth themselves provide the only guarantee of historical motion.
Contents:
Jumpstarting the class struggle
Toward a new dialectics of race
The decolonial nation in motion
Latin American dialectics and the other
Venezuela's combative dialectics.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Ciccariello-Maher, George, author. Decolonizing dialectics.
ISBN:
9780822362234
0822362236
9780822362432
0822362430
9780822373704
OCLC:
952195905