Spectral Nationality: Passages of Freedom from Kant to


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    A really long book focusing on the following main ideas the nation as a self developing epigenetic organic body, which was inaugurated by Kant and passed down to postcolonial nationalists culture as a paradigm of the political a teleological movement toward freedom, a.k.a transcendence of the finite death nationalism in the postcolonial sense is not necessarily an archaism as Marx and Derrida would have it but part of the postcolonial Bildung NOT a return to a pure precolonial nation but an organic body that absorbs the external elements that are good for it and contaminated by the elements that are neo colonial transnational capitalist the postcolonial nation is haunted by the prosthetic state and by dead capital


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Spectral Nationality: Passages of Freedom from Kant to Postcolonial Literatures of Liberation [PDF / EPUB] Spectral Nationality: Passages of Freedom from Kant to Postcolonial Literatures of Liberation This far ranging and ambitious attempt to rethink postcolonial theory s discussion of the nation and nationalism brings the problems of the postcolonial condition to bear on the philosophy of freedom This far ranging Passages of MOBI ï and ambitious attempt to rethink postcolonial theory s discussion of the nation and nationalism brings the problems of the postcolonial condition to bear on the philosophy of Spectral Nationality: PDF/EPUB or freedom Closely identified with totalitarianism and fundamentalism, the nation state has a tainted history of coercion, ethnic violence, and even, as in ultranationalist Nazi Germany, genocide Most contemporary theorists are therefore Nationality: Passages of PDF ↠ skeptical, if not altogether dismissive, of the idea of the nation and the related metaphor of the political body as an organism Going against orthodoxy, Pheng Cheah retraces the universal rationalist foundations and progressive origins of political organicism in the work of Kant and its development in philosophers in the German tradition such as Fichte, Hegel, and Marx Cheah argues that the widespread association of freedom with the self generating dynamism of life and culture s power of transcendence is the most important legacy of this tradition Addressing this legacy s manifestations in Fanon and Cabral s theories of anticolonial struggle and contemporary anticolonial literature, including the Buru Quartet by Indonesian writer Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and the Kenyan writer Ngugi Wa Thiong o s nationalist novels, Cheah suggests that the profound difficulties of achieving freedom in the postcolonial world indicate the need to reconceptualize freedom in terms of the figure of the specter rather than the living organism.

    Spectral Nationality: Passages of Freedom from Kant to foundations and progressive origins of political organicism in the work of Kant and its development in philosophers in the German tradition such as Fichte, Hegel, and Marx Cheah argues that the widespread association of freedom with the self generating dynamism of life and culture s power of transcendence is the most important legacy of this tradition Addressing this legacy s manifestations in Fanon and Cabral s theories of anticolonial struggle and contemporary anticolonial literature, including the Buru Quartet by Indonesian writer Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and the Kenyan writer Ngugi Wa Thiong o s nationalist novels, Cheah suggests that the profound difficulties of achieving freedom in the postcolonial world indicate the need to reconceptualize freedom in terms of the figure of the specter rather than the living organism."/>
  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • Spectral Nationality: Passages of Freedom from Kant to Postcolonial Literatures of Liberation
  • Pheng Cheah
  • English
  • 08 September 2017
  • 9780231130196