Marcelo Svirsky & Simone Bignall (eds.), Agamben and Colonialism (EUP, 2012)

Svirsky and Bignall assemble leading figures to explore the rich philosophical linkages and the political concerns shared by Agamben and postcolonial theory. Agamben's theories of the 'state of exception' and 'bare life' are situated in critical relation to the existence of these phenomena in the colonial/postcolonial world.

Features an international set of expert contributors who approach postcolonial criticism from an interdisciplinary perspectiveo Deals with colonial and postcolonial issues in Russia, Israel and Palestine, Africa the Americas, Asia and Australiao Offers new insights on colonial exclusion, racism and postcolonial democracyo A timely intervention to debates in poststructuralist, postcolonial and postmodern studies for students of politics, critical theory and social & political philosophy.

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