352.1 Postcolonialism and decoloniality: A dialogue

Thursday, August 2, 2012: 2:30 PM
Faculty of Economics, TBA
Oral Presentation
Gurminder BHAMBRA , Sociology, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Postcolonial studies is most usually associated with the triumvirate of Edward W. Said, Gayatri Spivak, and Homi K. Bhabha, although contributors to the field both pre-date these theorists and are disciplinarily more diverse. While postcolonial studies can be seen to have emerged within the humanities, more recently it has begun to influence the disciplines of the social sciences, particularly sociology. Decoloniality is the name given to a similar movement emerging in Latin America and focused, in particular, on the experiences of this continent in the context of understanding modernity. This presentation addresses both developments and seeks to examine the productive tensions between them.