Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism and Decolonial Entanglements

Duke University Press
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Julietta Singh challenges the drive toward the mastery over self and others by showing how the forms of self-mastery advocated by anticolonial thinkers like Fanon and Gandhi unintentionally reproduced colonial logic, thereby leading her to argue for a more productive human subjectivity that is not centered on concepts of mastery.
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Julietta Singh is Associate Professor of English at the University of Richmond.
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Duke University Press
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Published on
Dec 7, 2017
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Pages
216
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ISBN
9780822372363
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English
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Literary Criticism / Comparative Literature
Philosophy / General
Social Science / Gender Studies
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