Postcolonial discontents

Over on Clive Barnett’s Pop Theory blog, news of the latest tussle in the debates started by Vivek Chibber’s book ‘Postcolonial Theory and the Spectre of Capital’. Incidentally, I got Chibber’s book last week, so am going to be interested to finally read it!

Pop Theory

For anyone interested in the debate aroused by Vivek Chibber’s critique of postcolonial theory for being insufficiently Marxist-in-the-right-sort-of-way, which has included a robust response from Partha Chatterjee, Bruce Robbins has a review of Chibber’s book at n+1, and Chibber has a response to Robbins at Jacobin, to which Robbins has in turn his own response at n+1 again. Phew.

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