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Postcolonial Capitalism: Justice, Global Labour and Racial Violence

ISBN13: 9781138789807
Published: October 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Foregrounding the postcolonial context and racial subjugation – and thus suspending the thesis that the category of labour is universal – this collection examines the temporal and spatial trajectories of global capitalism. "Labour", Marx states in the Introduction to the Grundrisse, "seems a quite simple category. But, it is argued here, any radical programme for a critique of global capitalism needs to complexify, expand, and in the process perhaps explode, Marx’s and others’ glassy formulations of labour. As such – and whilst displacing the neoliberal appropriation of cultural difference implicit in values such as equality, diversity, and dignity – this book considers whether historical-materialist concepts, and the political interventions they inform, can be immediately applied across the global space, given the postcoloniality that notions of racial and cultural difference have produced. Foregrounding the colonial and the racial, and addressing how they inflect the various specifications of the category of labour, this book offers an original perspective on the juridical and ethical architectures, procedures, and instruments at work in global capitalism. It will be invaluable to those concerned with analyzing, and overcoming, the current inequities that characterize today’s global division of labour.

Toward a Critical History of the Colours of Labour Power, Nahum Chandler Appropriation and the body politic: post-colonial legal form, Brenna Bhandar
Place Against Empire, Glen Coulthard
Time, Space and Labour in Global Capitalism, Max Tomba
Inside and Out: Unwaged reproductive labour as an internalised outside within capitalism, Camille Barbagallo
Get to the Ghetto: On Labour and Salt, K. Wayne Yang
Human Capital and the New European Order, Patricia Tuitt
The Proto-Fascist Turn: Race, Immigration, and Neo-Nationalism in the U.S. and E.U., John D. Márquez
Interventions, or the question of collective organization in postcolonial capitalism, Francesco Salvini
Obama and Faces of Money: Nation, State & Economy, Nirmal Puwar
Policing L.A.’s Human Terrain: The Criminal Non-Human at Point Zero, Ofelia Cueva
Unethical Representations: Tracing The Play Of The Erotic In Postcolonial Violence, Rashné Limki
Creative Labor and the Commons in Global Perspective, Boatema Boateng
Ghostly Inscriptions: ‘Oeuvres’ of Postcolonial Performance, Silvana Carotenuto
Using our Last Gifts: Conversations with Abdulrazak Gurnah, A Fakhry Davids and Frantz Fanon and Global post-colonial capitalism, Nceku Nyathi
Necessity, Immensity and Crisis, Fred Moten
Aesthetics as a Regulative Discourse of Race and the Human, David Lloyd
Radical Praxis, Denise Ferreira da Silva

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