Postkoloniální myšlení IV / Post-Colonial Thought IV

Authors: Arjun Appadurai, Ramón Grosfoguel, Stuart Hall, Dipesch Chakrabarty, Partha Chatterjee, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Editors: Vít Havránek, Ondřej Lánský
Publisher:, Prague
Content: 253 pages
ISBN: 978-8087259-24-5
Year: 2013

This anthology of theoretical studies and essays is the fourth volume in the series Post-Colonial Thought, which has a loose chronological order and contains both translations of whole books (Frantz Fanon – Black Skin, White Masks and Homi K. Bhabha – The Location of Culture) and two anthologies of selected texts.

The present volume focuses on the subsequent period from the 1980s up to the present. In the course of this period, the post-colonial reflections of the male and female authors working mainly in Anglo-American universities cross the entire sphere of the humanities. These reflections bring a critical review of philosophical, historical, anthropological, literary, cultural and gender or otherwise prejudiced representations, identities and narratives/readings of history. The key to understanding the contemporary situation, not only in post-colonial countries but also in the context of globalization, can be found in the various transformations of the concept of post-colonialism. The term itself is not, however, in any way homogenous and is and has been frequently problematized for its historical vagueness, lack of theoretical base and generally conceptual mutability. The point of the anthology is to offer the reader a plurality of approaches and critical viewpoints of the theoretical attitude that led to a change in the social science paradigm in the last thirty years.

This publication is available at ERSTE Foundation Library.

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Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.