1989: Postcolonial criticism and after

Dipesh Chakrabarty

Fri, Jun 20, 2014
6 pm
Free admission

in English

Dipesh Chakrabarty , Photo: Joachim Loch

What comes after postcolonial criticism? In addressing this question, the lecture will critically assess the origins and achievements of postcolonial theory and offer some thoughts regarding its relevance to the contemporary world. Can notions of modernity, history and social science, dominated by Eurocentric thinking, still be applied to the developing world? Has the historical turn of 1989 and globalization also turned the perception of modernity rooted in European thinking around?

Dipesh Chakrabarty
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