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Postcolonial Theory and Decoloniality: A Dialogue

Friday 11th April 2014 - h. 10:00
L.I.M.eS. Seminar cycle

Keynote speaker: Gurminder K Bhambra (University of Warwick)
Chair: Paola Rebughini (Università degli Studi di Milano)

SPS Seminar Room  (Room 215, II floor, via Passione's side)
Dipartimento di Scienze sociali e politiche
Via Conservatorio 7, Milano

Abstract
Both postcolonial theory and decolonial thinking are developments within the broader politics of knowledge production and emerge out of political developments contesting the colonial world order established by European empires, albeit in relation to different time periods and different geographical orientations. In this presentation, I examine the two traditions and discuss their potential in unsettling and reconstituting standard processes of knowledge production. Postcolonialism and decolonial thinking are only made necessary as a consequence of the depredations of colonialism, but in their intellectual resistance to associated forms of epistemological dominance they offer more than simple opposition.

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In collaboration with the Department of Social and Political Sciences and the Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences and with financial support of Fondazione Cariplo and Compagnia di San Paolo

10 marzo 2014
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