Against the Grain

Postcolonial Thought

Nearly every society in the world is either a former colony or a former imperial power. How, then, should we regard and understand processes of imperialism and colonialism? According to Julian Go, a body of thought called postcolonial theory has offered many insights into the workings and legacies of empire and colonialism. Many of those legacies, Go asserts, continue to affect and haunt us today. (Encore presentation.)

Julian Go, Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory Oxford University Press, 2016

Benzecry, Krause, and Reed, eds., Social Theory Now University of Chicago Press, 2018

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