Globalization has become a widely used buzzword, yet popular discussions often miss its deeper realities. This book offers the first clear explanation of the impact of colonialist legacies in a globalized era defined by the "War on Terror." Sankaran Krishna explores the history of the relationship between Western dominance and the forms of resistance that have emerged to challenge it. He argues that we live on an interrelated globe, that history matters a great deal in constructing contemporary realities, and that others create narratives about the world based on their experiences just as we do based on ours. Presenting a lucid exploration of the intertwined histories of both globalization and postcolonialism, this book uses compelling real-world examples to make sense of this crucial relationship.
Sankaran Krishna is professor of political science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Introduction: Globalization and Postcolonialism: Hegemony and Resistance in the Twenty-first Century Chapter 1: Intellectual and Historical Background: The Story of Unequal Development Since 1500 Chapter 2: Genealogies of the Postcolonial Chapter 3: Exemplary Postcolonialism: Edward Said, Subaltern Studies, Homi Bhabha, and Gayatri Spivak Chapter 4: Postcolonial Encounters: Islamic "Terrorism" and Indigenous Politics Chapter 5: Globalization and Postcolonialism: Resistance Here and Now