AHA-BUCH

Humanism after Colonialism

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ISBN-13:
9783039102549
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
06.09.2006
Seiten:
318
Autor:
Claudia Alvares
Gewicht:
459 g
Format:
223x149x22 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Exklusives Verkaufsrecht für: Gesamte Welt.
Contents: The Post-Colonial Dilemma - Humanism and Anti-Humanism: Kant, Hegel and Marx - Alterity and 'In-Between-ness' - Slavery and the New World: What is Human - Historicism and the Reinscription of Difference - Negotiating Dialectics: Fanon, Arendt and Levinas - Fanon: Humanism as Lived Experience - Race, Nation and Violence - Arendt: Humanism as Space of Freedom - Political Equality and Social Discrimination - Levinas: Humanism as Excluded Middle - Community and Recognition.
This study provides a wide-ranging critique of contemporary anti-humanist postcolonial theory. By charting a genealogy of the complicity of humanism and oppression in the New World, this analysis highlights the process of consolidation of a racialised, autonomous and rational modern subject as well as the existence of a fractured modernity. Situating contemporary Derridean critiques of humanism within the Hegelian tradition, this work demonstrates that post-modern anti-essentialism does not succeed in escaping totalisation. Furthermore, it contextualises the fractured modernity of the Western humanist tradition in relation to the works of key twentieth-century thinkers such as Frantz Fanon, Hannah Arendt and Emmanuel Levinas, arguing that these authors problematise the common reduction of humanism to a totalising outlook, due to their revelation of the gaps and fissures prevalent in the modern. Combining insights drawn from Fanon's emphasis on lived experience, Arendt's enlarged mentality and Levinas's non-ontological transcendence, this study aims to deconstruct the complicity between humanism and colonialism.