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Recoding World Literature: Libraries, Print Culture, and Germany’s Pact with Books.

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Mahapatra 1 Aruni Mahapatra Review: Mani, B. Venkat. Recoding World Literature: Libraries, Print Culture, and Germany’s Pact with Books. Fordham University Press, 2017. 
 The story of ‘world literature’ is a German story. Since the early decades of the nineteenth century, German men have found a range of reasons to argue whether reading literature from […]

The Debate on Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital

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Forthcoming in Society for Contemporary Thought and the Islamicate World (SCTIW) Review, Fall 2017. Rosie Warren, The Debate on Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital, Verso Books, 2016, 304 pp., $20.96 (ppk), ISBN 9781784786953 The book jacket of Rosie Warren’s edited volume advertises the book her work focuses on, Vivek Chibber’s Postcolonial Theory and […]

How Did We Get Into This Mess? Politics, Equality, Nature.

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Monbiot, George. How Did We Get Into This Mess? Politics, Equality, Nature. London: Verso, 2017. 342 pages. $9.99 ebook, $16.95 paperback, $19.96 hardback. Molly Slavin Graduate Student Emory University mslavin [at] emory [dot] edu There is a small, but growing, field invested in interrogating the convergences between postcolonial theory and critiques of neoliberalism. In their […]

Postcolonial London: Rewriting the Metropolis

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McLeod, John. Postcolonial London: Rewriting the Metropolis. New York: Routledge, 2004. 194 pages. $45.95 paperback, $120.00 hardback Molly Slavin Graduate Student Emory University mslavin [at] emory [dot] edu Postcolonial studies has always borne a close relationship to urban studies. Frantz Fanon’s 1961 analysis of the geography of the colonial city in The Wretched of the […]