Synopses & Reviews
This book brings together emerging insights from across the humanities and social sciences to highlight how postcolonial studies are being transformed by alternative, increasingly influential and radical approaches to nature, politics, matter, subjectivity and human agency. This book examines how postcolonialism is renewing itself to meet the theoretical and empirical demands of a more-than-human world. Postcolonial research needs to critically engage with radical transitions suggested by the ontological turn and its related posthumanist developments. This is the first book to trace critical implications and potentials of political ecology and posthumanism for diverse forms of postcolonial critique. Analysis is developed through international, critical and empirical cases that include city spaces and urbanism in the Global North and South, food politics and colonial land use, cultural representation, nation building, the Anthropocene, materiality and indigenous world views. This theoretically and conceptually rich book proposes new trajectories through which postcolonial scholarship can advance.