Dabashi's book is not as much a critique of colonial representation as it is of the manners and modes of fighting back and resisting it. He does not question the significance of Orientalism and its principal concern with the colonial acts of representation, but he provides a different angle that argues for the primacy of the question of postcolonial agency.
Dabashi uses the United States as an example of a country that initiated militant acts of representation in Iraq and Afghanistan. He attempts to unearth and examine the United States' deeply rooted claim to normative and moral agency, particularly in light of the world's post-9/11 political reality.
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- Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
- Seitenzahl: 310
- Erscheinungstermin: 28.07.2017
- ISBN-13: 9781351295871
- Artikelnr.: 48959131