Spectral Nationality: Passages of Freedom from Kant to Postcolonial Literatures of Liberation

Kobo ebook | June 19, 2012

byPheng Cheah

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Pheng Cheah is assistant professor in the department of rhetoric at the University of California at Berkeley. He is co-editor of Cosmopolitics: Thinking and Feeling beyond the Nation, Thinking through the Body of the Law and Grounds of Comparison: Around the Work of Benedict Anderson (forthcoming).

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 19, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Death of the Nation?
Part I: Culture as Freedom: Territorializations and Deterritorializations
The Rationality of Life: On the Organismic Metaphor of the Social and Political Body
Kant's Cosmopolitanism and the Technic of Nature
Incarnations of the Ideal: Nation and State in Fichte and Hegel
Revolutions That Take Place in the Head: Marx and the National Question in Socialist Decolonizaton
Part II: Surviving (Postcoloniality)
Novel Nation: The Buildung of the Postcolonial Nation as Sociological Organism
The Haunting of the People: The Spectral Public Sphere in Pramoedya Ananta Toer's Buru Quartet
Afterlives: The Mutual Haunting of the State and Nation
The Neocolonial State and Other Prostheses of the Postcolonial National Body: Ngugi wa Thiong'o's Project of Revolutionary National Culture
Epilogue. Spectral Nationality: The Living-On of the Postcolonial Nation in Globalization

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Pheng Cheah traces a constellation of concepts...with confidence