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On the subject of citizenship, late colonialism in the world today, edited by Suren Pillay

This volume brings together reflections on citizenship, political violence, race, ethnicity and gender, by some of the most critical voices of our times. Detailed and wide-ranging individual reflections, take the writings of prominent Ugandan political theorist Mahmood Mamdani as a touchstone for thinking about the world from Africa. Contributors apply this theory to argue that we cannot make sense of the political contentions of difference, identity and citizenship today without understanding the legacies of colonial rule on our world. Chapters examine the persistence of the past, and how we must reckon with its tragedies, its injustices, and its utopias in order to chart a new politics; the politics of possible futures that are more inclusive and more egalitarian, and that can think of difference in more equitable ways. In a time when the call to decolonize knowledge, and politics rings loud and clear, this is both a timely and a crucial intervention.
Table Of Contents
Introduction- Professor Suren Pillay (University of the Western Cape) 1. Of Citizen(s) and Subject(s): Mamdani on Research, Methods, and Commitments in Postcolonial Africa - Professor Siba N'Zatioula Grovogui (Cornell University) 2. Decolonizing the earth: On Mamdani's mode of thought or for a grounded global intellectual movement - Professor Kuang-Hsing Chen: (Chiao Tung University) 3. Thinking with Citizen and Subject - Professor Talal Asad (Graduate Centre, CUNY) 4. On Power, Empowerment, Resistance: The Choice between Barbarism and Slavery in the (post)-Colonial Context - Professor Abdelwahab al-Effendi Osman (University of Westminster) 5. Beyond the Custom/Market Dichotomy: Women's Rights to Land and the Challenge of the Commons - Professor Nivedita Menon (Jawaharlal Nehru University) 6. Constructing citizens and subjects in eastern Ethiopia: the clash between the British and Ethiopian Empires - Dr Namhla Matshanda (University of the Western Cape) 7. Political Identity and Postcolonial Democracy - Professor Karuna Mantena (Columbia University) 8. Colonial legacies of ethnicized violence, gendered subjects and emancipatory politics - Professor Lyn Ossome (Makerere University) 9. The Bifurcated Society: Citizen and Subject in Contemporary South Africa - Professor Steven Friedman (University of Johannesburg) 10. The Subject Races: Populations, Classifications, Justice - Professor Suren Pillay (University of the Western Cape) 11. The Legacy of Bandung - Professor Partha Chatterjee (Columbia University) 12. Citizen and Subject, Revisited - Professor Mahmood Mamdani (Makerere University and Columbia University)
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed.
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource (249 pages)
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